Everyone knows that when springtime arrives, it is time to do some spring cleaning. But did you know that it is important to clean certain things every winter as well? Winter cleaning will help ensure that certain things in your home operate smoothly and will keep your house performing at its best during the winter months. Here are 3 things that should be taken care of during your winter cleaning.
- Replace Your HVAC Filters- Each winter you should replace your air filters and have your air ducts and vents cleaned. You should be replacing your filters at least every three months, but it would be beneficial to replace them more often in months where you use your HVAC system heavily, like summer and winter. This will help keep steady airflow and clear away any built-up allergens that might be trapped in your home.
- Clean Your Fridge Coils- Have you ever thought to clean your refrigerator coils before? Probably not. Did you know that refrigerator coils that have become dirty can raise your electric bill by $5-$10 dollars a month? It is fairly easy to clean them, all you need to do is find out if your fridge coils are located on the back or bottom and then use a coil brush or vacuum to clean up the dirt. After that use a damp rag to remove any dirt and dust that doesn’t come off easily.
- Clean Your Windows- The winter is a cold and dark time of year that can bring on depression. It is important that your home is filled with natural light as much as possible to fight off the winter blues. This is why you should make sure your windows are washed and stay clean throughout the winter. In fact, dirty windows can cut 20% of daylight from entering your home. Make the winter less bleak by maintaining clean windows.
Taking care of these three things in your home during your winter cleaning will help you survive the winter season. However, if you’d rather not tackle your winter cleaning yourself, call us today at Fiv5 Star Cleaning and we will take care of your winter cleaning for you.