Spring is a time for cleaning and fresh starts. It’s also the time many people do home maintenance or improvements. Performing some spring maintenance around the house could actually help the home’s heating and cooling system perform better and could possibly reduce energy costs. Here are some things to do this spring:
- Air Conditioner Maintenance
It’s that time of year again. Call Diamond Heating and Cooling for an annual AC check-up before the summer heat hits. They’ll be able to fix any issues and ensure everything is working properly for the spring and summer.
- Change Batteries
Twice a year homeowners should check or replace the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Doing it during the spring and fall can help ensure the detectors will go off properly if the air conditioner or furnace is operating in an unsafe manner.
- Seal Leaks
Don’t let the nice cold, air-conditioned air leak out through door and window seals this summer. Take time during the spring to seal up any areas that might need it with caulk and weather-stripping. It will help the cooling system to work more efficiently, creating lower energy bills.
- Spring Cleaning
Cleaning the house can help improve indoor air quality. Removing the dust and pollen that has accumulated during the winter keeps this dust from getting into the airflow system and clogging the filter.
- Window Treatments
Sunlight can heat up the house and cause damage to furniture as well. By getting the right window treatments, homeowners can prevent sun damage from occurring. Investing in quality window treatments can reduce the amount of heat that gets inside the home, reducing the need for the air conditioner.
Doing little things around the house can really help improve the performance of the heating and cooling system. The more efficiently the HVAC system is operating, the lower the energy bill. Save some money this spring and summer by implementing these spring home maintenance tips.