Owning a home can be a rewarding experience and a sound investment. It can be a place to raise your family, make home improvements and increase your overall wealth for years to come.
It can also be a major undertaking. Yes, keeping your home cleaned and maintained can seem like a full-time job at times. But by performing regular maintenance on your Indianapolis area home, you’re preventing expensive repairs or replacements from occurring and ensuring your house is in good working order when it’s time to sell.
In our most recent blog, the professionals at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning discuss some spring home maintenance tips to perform regularly.
Your HVAC system is one of your home’s most important appliances. At Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that maintenance to your heating and AC unit will keep it performing well, and can help to avoid an emergency service call for many years (and who doesn’t want that!). The technicians at Thiele can catch small issues before they turn into bigger, more expensive repairs later in the summer.
While homeowners can replace and repair air filters regularly and get rid of debris from the outdoor condenser unit, we recommend that you hire a reputable HVAC company such as Thiele to perform spring maintenance services on your heating and cooling unit. When you enroll in a maintenance plan from Thiele, you receive a number of benefits, including bi-annual tune ups for your HVAC system, once in the spring for your air conditioning system and again in the fall for your heater.
At Thiele, our technicians take the time to ensure your home’s cooling system is working and will last the entire summer. Our AC tune up includes:
- Tightening all electrical components
- Inspecting the condensate drain
- Checking thermostat settings
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Checking controls of the system
- Cleaning and adjusting blower components
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils
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In addition to heating and cooling maintenance, there is plenty you can take care of to ensure your home is always in tip-top shape! Get a head start on cleaning with this spring home maintenance checklist.
Clean Out Gutters
Midwest weather brings many changes over the autumn and winter months. Be sure to check out those gutters and get rid of any leaves, debris, or dirt that may have accumulated. Not taking the time to clean out gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up that can cause damage to your home and its foundation. If you’re not comfortable with getting up on a ladder, call a local handyman to do the job.
Inspect the Roof
While you’re checking out the exterior of your house, be sure to look over your roof for damage, leaks, or more that could have occurred. Repair as needed, but keep in mind, you may need a professional!
Clean Range Hood Grease Filters
Do you remember the last time you did this? If not, we bet you’re not alone. According to Handyman.com, this chore can be done in no time. First, fill a sink with hot water and a water-based degreaser. Next, drop in the filter and let it sit for just a few minutes. Then just rinse it off, and it should be sparkling clean!
Deep Clean Basement
Most basements are notoriously overlooked, especially if you use yours mostly for storage. Clean any windows, check for mold, organize and dust as needed.
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Be sure to check that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working and in good order. At the same time, since the colder temperature may keep you inside, this is a good time to go over your fire action plan.
Contact Thiele for HVAC Maintenance and Repair Services
While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope this will inspire you to perform regular inspections to maintain your home. As one of your most important investments, spring home maintenance is a necessary step in your home’s comfort and safety.
As always, Thiele is just a phone call away! Call us at 317-943-8579, or click the link to contact us online and schedule an appointment!