Doing a deep clean on your home once a year is a great way to rid of dust and dirt that settles into hard to reach areas.
After I went 2 years without doing these springtime cleaning routines, I realized that I was letting the problem get out of control.
Being responsible and deep cleaning your home yearly will keep dust and dirt levels down to manageable levels. This way you’re not spending several weekends to finish chores that should be finished in 2 days. This year I went as far as taking our shop vac into the attic to get rid of years of built up dust and dirt. Although it was up in the attic, I have no doubt some of it was getting into the rest of the home because my sinuses got clearer after I finished the task. After getting a lot of it in the air, I knew that some of that ancient dust would settle in the central a/c. I guess that I’m not qualified to safely clean the a/c without damaging it, so I call our HVAC specialist once a year so she can clean it officially. This is crucial regardless of whether or not you stir up a ton of dust from cleaning your attic, because a/cs are dark and damp places while they’re being used. It’s easy for microbial content to build on your evaporator coil if you don’t have it cleaned on a proper basis. This metal content is seriously fragile and corrodes when it comes into contact with bleach cleaners and the like. My HVAC specialist has a special aerosol spray cleaner that is made particularly for evaporator coils. It melts off any buildup and leaves the coil completely clean for future use.