Winter can be rough on your home making spring a great time to catch up on repairs and prepare your home for the warmer months. Maintenance not only helps with the appearance of your home but it can also help to reduce energy costs and improve the indoor air quality.
Here are some tips to keep your home in tip-top shape:
Inspect and Clean Gutters
Leaky, clogged, or damaged gutters can cause water to seep into walls or pool around the foundation rather than directing water away from your house.
Paint touch ups can help your home to look nice but they can also help prevent damage from the elements. Repair chips and cracks to minimize damage to your home.
Replace Air Filters
Air filters get dirty over time and need to be replaced in order to allow adequate air flow and circulate cleaner, less dusty air around your home. Proper air flow can also help to reduce energy costs associated with HVAC equipment.
Service Air Conditioning Unit
Have your HVAC system cleaned and serviced by professionals such as D&R Heating and Air. We are able to clean and service inside and outside your air conditioning system. Maintenance makes the coils clean and able to operate more efficiently, and will keep the system working at peak performance levels.
Spring time means yard work time… When you begin landscaping be sure to remove any debris from around your AC. Plants, weeds, and grass can build up around the outdoor unit of the air conditioner which may reduce the overall performance of the system.
Inspect Roof For Damage
Check the roof for any damage from the snow and ice over the winter months. Shingles can warp due to weather conditions making the roof inefficient and can cause damage.
Check Doors and Window Seals
Inspect and, if necessary, caulk around your home's windows and doors to help keep out heat as the temperatures rise.
Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors can be life saving devices. It’s always a good time to check to make sure they are working.