As we patiently wait for the weather to warm up, we can start gearing up to spring clean our homes. Clearing out clutter and organizing our junk drawers is important – however, there you can do more this spring than just clean. Energy savings translate to money back in your pocket and who wouldn’t want to be paid for cleaning their own home? Consider these tips to help your spring cleaning go even further with potential energy savings.
Clean & Clear Parts
It’s no secret that winter can wreak havoc on your landscaping. So, when spring rolls around, it’s critical that you take care of your outdoor and indoor units. Clear out debris from around the unit and be sure that your unit is on a level surface. Clean out cutters and be sure that water is routed away from your HVAC system.
Secure & Insulate Your Home
Windows and doors should be checked to see how efficiently they keep hot air out. If you find that your doors aren’t closing properly, weather stripping can be added to save precious cool air. Cleaning your windows and screens can identify holes or tears that could be causing your HVAC system to work overtime.
Dust & Vacuum
Vacuuming isn’t just for floors! Your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors need some TLC twice a year. When you change out the batteries, recommended during daylight savings time, go ahead and give them a good dusting to prevent malfunctions. Another unit to consider vacuuming is your dehumidifier after you remove the cover and allow the unit to dry completely.
Inspections & Tune-Ups
Last, but certainly not least! Your air filters should be changed about every season, 3-6 months depending on how many people and pets occupy the home. Also, make HVAC tune-ups a part of your annual spring cleaning to keep your system running at peak performance. A professional can inspect your unit seasonally sooner rather than later.
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