Across Europe and North America, the tradition of spring cleaning came about because March was considered the perfect time of year for dusting. As the snow was melting, it was a perfect time to clean up all the dirt it left behind.

The weather was warm enough to open all the windows and doors to let the wind blow through and carry the dust away with it, but it was still chilly enough that bugs wouldn't be a problem. Another thing they weren't concerned with during the early nineteenth century when this tradition began to take shape? Air conditioning!

Nowadays we know better than to just leave our windows open and let the wind blow the dust away. We know that opening the windows allows for more contaminants like pollen and other allergens to invade our home. That's why it is important to make sure you include HVAC spring cleaning to your to-do list this season.

It’s That Time of Year Again- Spring Cleaning Time!

Do you take part in spring cleaning? Is this the year you're going to start taking part in the tradition? If so, now is a perfect time to add HVAC cleaning to your spring cleaning checklist!

Remember that cleaning your air is just as important, if not more so, than cleaning the surfaces in your home. One way you can add indoor air cleaning to your spring cleaning routine this year is just by changing your air filter once a month.

Throughout the rest of the year, you can probably get away with changing it every 60-90 days, but you should change it more often in the spring because of the excess of dust and pollen in the air.

Let’s Get Your Indoor Air Quality Cleaned Up!

How much do you really know about your indoor air quality? Is your air quality high or low? What’s the difference?

Air quality is measured by the number of contaminants are in the air you are breathing. Higher quality air has almost no dust, pollen, mild, or any other pollutants.

Low-quality air can be hazardous to your health. To test your indoor air quality yourself, you can purchase an air quality monitor.

Don’t Forget About Your Spring Tune-Up!

Finally, the best way to improve your indoor air quality is to keep your HVAC system well maintained throughout the year. How can you do that?

By scheduling appointments for inspection, maintenance, and cleaning with a trusted HVAC professional twice a year.

With all this spring cleaning going on, now is a perfect time for a spring tune-up, too! There are lots of ways that you can help maintain good air quality all year long. For example, making sure to dust your furniture (especially in hard to reach, or high up places) makes a big difference!

Remember to dust regularly, and consistently replace your air filter every two or three months. For in-depth HVAC cleanings or other air quality related services, call Varsity Home Service Company at (631) 567-4600.