Here in the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus areas, many of us are already getting into ‘summer mode’! As you start to make the transition to pool parties, summer vacations, and neighborhood BBQ’s, take a look at this list of things to prep your home for months of warmer weather:
Check Your Furnace Filter
With the temperature rising consistently soon, your air conditioner will be more frequently used. This means that your furnace filter may require more regular attention to ensure that it is clean.
Add in that allergy season is among us, and you’ll benefit greatly from this monthly routine. You may also consider the addition of an indoor air cleaning product, like a UV Light Purifier or Perfect Air Plus.
Make An Allergy-Friendly Planting List
While you are planning to freshen up your landscape for the season, consider researching flowers, bushes, and trees that are known to be least allergy-provoking. See our list of recommended plants here »
Clean Out The Garage
You likely have a number of seasonal items to make handy for the warm weather months to come. While it might be tempting to just toss everything on the garage floor, clutter can be hazardous as well as an eyesore, and will only cause headaches in the long run. Find time to organize and clean out your garage space for ultimate outdoor enjoyment.
Inspect The Exterior Of Your Home
Walk around the outside of your house. Inspect your gutters to ensure that they are clean. Check your roof for water leaks. Look for deteriorated, missing, or damaged roofing material; signs of water leakage need to be addressed immediately. Wipe off your air conditioner and make sure it is free from debris.
Sweep Out and Dust Air Vents
Dust and debris that may have gathered around your vents during winter should be cleaned up. Start the cooling season off on a fresh start with clean registers to minimize your risk of dust and allergen irritation. Take it a step further and consider scheduling a duct cleaning!
Get A Programmable Thermostat
If your thermostat is lacking the capability to be programmed around your schedule, consider upgrading for this added convenience and money-saving benefit. Learn more about the advantages of wifi and smart thermostats »
Consider HVAC Replacement
Did you know that your heating and cooling system can equate to over 50% of your utility usage throughout the year? Not only does it take a toll on your wallet, but it can also be a safety hazard to your home and family if not kept in the proper condition. To learn the fate of your HVAC system and whether or not you are safe and equipped for cooling season, consider the following questions…
- How old is your air conditioner?
- What brand is the A/C?
- What routine maintenance do you perform on the HVAC system?
- How many HVAC service repairs have you had in the past 3 years?
- What is the physical condition of your air conditioner?
- Do you have hot and cold spots in your home?
If the answer to any of these questions have you wondering if replacement is a good option, call us today and receive a free in-home estimate!
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