Your home is a collaboration of many systems, (some working together and some working alone) and it’s imperative that they’re working to their full potential and at full capacity. Getting your home ready for Spring by performing maintenance on the systems not only helps to save energy, but it also helps to extend the life of the systems which will save money in the long run. Here are a few things you can maintain this Spring in order to help your home be its best!
Air Duct Cleaning
Your HVAC system is constantly pushing hot and cold air through the ducts, along with any debris and dirt that make it past the filtration system. Debris and particles can build up inside the air ducts and cause your HVAC system to stop working efficiently. Because of this, the quality of air going into your home may be less than desirable as the build-up in the air ducts can travel with the air as it moves throughout your home. The EPA suggests you should have your air ducts cleaned if they’re clogged with a large amount of dust and debris that could be released into your home from the supply registers. A reputable service provider will use specialized tools to free dirt and other particles in the ducts, and then vacuum them out with a commercial cleaner.
Air Conditioner Tune Up
Spring is the perfect time to do an air conditioner tune up! Once the heat of Summer is in full swing, your air conditioner will be running at max speed and you’ll want to make sure it’s in good shape. Routine maintenance should include a change of the air filter on a regular basis and a yearly total tune up done by an HVAC professional. Changing the air filter regularly is an easy way to maintain your air conditioner yourself, while an HVAC professional will go through a specific checklist – such as testing the thermometer and inspecting the electrical system. Routine maintenance offers numerous benefits, one of which is to help extend the life of an air conditioner.
Water Heater Flush
Sediment buildup is common in water heaters, and unfortunately, it can be rather damaging and even cause water heater failure. This can be minimized by having your water heater flushed once a year. A licensed plumber should do a yearly inspection for you, and can do the flush during the same visit. Add this service to the Spring Home Maintenance list – it is well worth the cost as it will save money on energy bills in the long run!
Whole House Air Purifier Installation
Whole house air purifiers can be incorporated into almost all HVAC systems, and those who suffer from asthma or allergies will especially benefit from an air filtration system. Spring often wreaks havoc on allergy sufferers and it’s an excellent time to install a whole-house air purifier system! The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states, “While both indoor and outdoor pollution affect health, recent statistics on the impact of household indoor pollutants (HAP) is alarming. The WHO factsheet on HAP and health states that 3.8 million premature deaths annually…are attributed to exposure to household air pollution. Use of air cleaners and filters is one of the suggested strategies to improve indoor air quality.” As alarming as these statistics may be, using an air purification system can help clean the air that you and your loved ones are breathing in.
Put these things on your Spring To-Do List to make sure your home stays maintained and working at full capacity!