To Do or Not To Do? A DIY Guide to Spring Cleaning

Whether it was an official holiday in your home or just something you heard about on cleaning commercials, Spring Cleaning is that time of year in March and April when homeowners dig in and do a deep cleaning throughout their home.

Cleaning the windows, checking smoke detectors, and getting the lawn furniture out may be a few of the items on your list, but what about your heating and air conditioning system?

You depend on it to keep you and your loved ones comfortable year round.

As you’re compiling your spring cleaning list  you might be asking yourself, “which of these can I really do well on my own and which of these should really be left to a professional?”

The following are handful of things you should feel confident doing on your own (if you choose) as you complete your Spring cleaning (DIY). There are also some maintenance and cleaning tasks that should be left to a professional to help save you time, headache, and money in the future (DDIY).

Do It Yourself (DIY)

Replace your air filter.

Related: No More Excuses: 3 Ways to Stop Forgetting to Change your Filter

Don’t Do It Yourself (DDIY)

Clean or adjust the blower components in your furnace.


Clean your ceiling fans (and switch them to down flow if you changed it for winter).


Clean your condensate drain, unless you can clearly see where it’s plugged.


Clean off any debris, garbage, or other materials that may be on or around your air conditioner.


Clean your air conditioner’s condenser coil. This should be done by a professional and is included with most annual maintenance provided heating & cooling contractors.

Related: Learn more about our Ultimate Tune & Clean


Clean your register grills.


Check or refill your air conditioner’s refrigerant.


Check your thermostat’s batteries along with your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Related: The benefits of having a smart thermostat


Check or tighten the electrical connections on any part of your heating and cooling system.

If you have additional questions or would like to learn about how to add our Ultimate Tune & Clean to your annual Spring Cleaning, please call our office at (262) 728-1655.