Finally its spring, is your home ready? Being a homeowner requires you to properly maintain your home throughout the seasons. Follow these must do spring home maintenance tasks to prevent unnecessary costs and repairs. By following the home maintenance tips below you will also lower your energy bills as you start to use your air conditioner.
6 home maintenance tasks to do in the spring
Change your home air filter
Dirty air filters decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system and they end up spreading the air in your home with allergens, dust and other contaminants. It’s very important to change your air filter at the beginning of each new season, and then you should check your filter every 1 to 2 months to make sure it’s not too dirty. Here is a helpful article on how to change a home air filter.
Clean refrigerator coils
Your home will benefit from a good spring cleaning, once place to start is with your refrigerator. Cleaning your fridge coils can save you money over the course of the year.
Re-caulk around windows
Over time, old caulking will dry out and become hard. This causes drafty windows that make it difficult to cool your home during the hot summer. See if the caulking around your windows needs to be re-done and then if so, scrape off old caulking and apply new caulking for best results. You want to make sure there are no air leaks in your home as you head into the warm seasons.
Schedule air conditioning maintenance service
The best spring home maintenance task you can do is get an annual air conditioning maintenance service. Preventative maintenance will ensure your air conditioner will continue running efficiently and correctly when you need it the most. In fact, you can reduce home energy costs by up to 40% by scheduling an A/C tune up every spring. Take advantage of our $59 one time HVAC maintenance coupon, includes a chemical coil cleaning (normally $299.50) Call Gibson Air at 702-388-7771 for service in the Las Vegas, Henderson and Summerlin area.
Change the direction of your ceiling fan
When the temperatures start to get warmer you’ll be using your ceiling fan, there are changes you can make to help keep you even cooler. Change the direction of the fan in spring to go counterclockwise to help cool down your house this summer.
Do a safety check
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly and batteries don’t need to be changed.
By following these 6 home maintenance tasks to do in spring you will be a prepared and smart homeowner. Use this list to stay on task and save money and contact Gibson Air for any air conditioning needs this spring and summer – call 702-388-7771 or use our online contact form.
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