Spring is an ideal time to take care of necessary home maintenance tasks. Not only can you address any damage your home sustained during the winter, such as water damage or distressed pipes, but you can also make your home more comfortable and head off any problems as the cooling season approaches. Make sure you don’t leave these tasks off your spring home maintenance list:
- A/C servicing. If your air conditioner has been sitting idle through the winter, you should have it checked over before spring begins. If your HVAC specialist finds anything wrong, it’ll be cheaper and easier to get it fixed before the problem gets worse.
- Have your ducts cleaned and your filters replaced. The dry air of winter can lead to excess dust buildup, causing problems in your ductwork. You should make sure to change your air filter regularly (once a month is ideal), so that conditioned air can flow through your home easily.
- Clean your chimney. If you’ve used your fireplace over the winter, have a professional give it a good cleaning. Then seal it up if you don’t plan on using it, so that your home doesn’t get drafty.
- Consider your air quality. With spring comes humidity and pollen, both of which can have an adverse effect on your household health. Talk to your local HVAC expert about dehumidification, air cleaning and ventilation to keep your air clean.
- Seal and insulate ducts, insulate hot water pipes and seal air leaks around your home. Even if they’ve been sealed before, old seals can come loose. Keep heat where you want it and out of places you want to keep cool by sealing and insulating around your home.
If you want expert help in checking items off your spring home maintenance list, call Aladdin Heating & Cooling today! We’re proud to help our neighbors in Warren, Lake Orion, Oak Park and the Greater Detroit Metro.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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