Preparing Your Home For Spring With Mr. Duct

Published 4/28/2023

Spring has officially sprung, and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind: spring cleaning. Spring is the perfect season to refresh your home, especially after a bitter winter. When creating your spring cleaning checklist, it’s important to keep home maintenance in mind.


Have you started to think about your spring HVAC cleaning services?

Air Conditioner Cleaning

Is your air conditioner ready to distribute cool air throughout your home? It is recommended by most manufacturers to have your air conditioner cleaned on a yearly basis. Checking your air conditioner annually helps to extend the life of your air conditioner, prevent breakdowns, and increase efficiency. While some people prefer to wait until the summer to schedule their air conditioner cleaning, scheduling in the spring ensures your system is ready to go before the hot weather takes over.

Mr. Duct is dedicated to providing the highest quality HVAC services in the Chicagoland area, which is why we provide a detailed, 12-step cleaning and inspection service. This service includes:

  • Ensure the unit is operating normally by cycling through a brief call for A/C. If it is not, inform the customer immediately and convert the call to a repair with their permission
  • Remove and check furnace filter and return for debris and dirt
  • Inspect Blower wheel and Blower motor/fan belt. Clean and oil if necessary for additional charge
  • Inspect condensate drain system
  • Clean interior and exterior of condenser cabinet of dirt and debris
  • Clean condenser coils
  • Check fan blade
  • Inspect refrigerant piping and insulation on suction line
  • Inspect all wiring and electrical connections
  • Check amperage draw
  • Check refrigerant level using superheat or subcooling
  • Inform customer of any issues found, then secure all panels

Air Duct Cleaning

Spring is a common time of year for allergens and irritants to become increasingly widespread. For those who deal with allergies or have asthma, clean air is essential for easy breathing. Allergens and irritants can easily get trapped in your ductwork and furnace, and are therefore dispersed throughout your home whenever air is forced through your ductwork.

Did you know that the average household collects approximately forty pounds of dust annually?

Allergy and asthma symptoms can also be heightened if there are pets in the home, as it is common for pet hair to make its way into your air ducts. Scheduling your air duct cleaning in the spring allows you to start the season off on the right foot, ensuring that only clean air is being dispersed throughout your home.

If you’re planning on having home construction or remodeling done soon, it’s best to wait until after all of the work has been completed before having your air ducts cleaned. This ensures that all the dust and debris that found its way into your air ducts is cleared from your home.

At Mr. Duct, we offer two different types of air duct cleaning services: Premier Standard and NADCA Standard.

The Premier Standard service includes:

  • Cleaning both supply and return ductwork
  • Removing, cleaning, and resetting supply registers
  • Return air grilles
  • Accessing main trunk lines
  • Fully resealing ductwork

The NADCA Standard service includes:

  • Cleaning both supply and return ductwork
  • Removing, cleaning, and resetting supply registers
  • Cleaning and returning of the air plenum
  • Cleaning the air stream side of the heat exchanger
  • Cleaning of the blower motor, evaporator coil, drain, and pan

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is a critical part of ensuring safety in your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that clothes dryers are associated with approximately 15,600 fires yearly. Over the winter, it’s common for laundry to become more frequent. Between sports and added layers of clothing, you may notice a difference between how your dryer functioned in the fall and how well it is functioning now.

Some signs that your dryer is in need of a vent cleaning include:

  • Drying times that surpass 35-40 minutes
  • Clothes that are abnormally hot to the touch after drying
  • Your vent hood flap does not open during a dryer’s operation
  • It has been a year since your last dryer vent cleaning

Not only does a lint free dryer vent reduce the risk of fire, it also shortens drying times, saving you up to $300 on your energy bill each year!

Scheduling your dryer vent cleaning in the spring also makes it easier to keep track of your annual HVAC services, as you can schedule both your air conditioner and dryer vent cleanings at the same time.

Prepare your home for the Illinois spring weather! Receive your free service quote today when you give us a call at (800) 501-4157.

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