Is Your Home Ready for Summer?
With summer right around the corner, you might think the only thing you need to do is open your pool and dive in. However, in addition to your annual spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for summer.
Below is a list of chores you need to add to your to-do list to be ready before the mercury soars.
Avoid HVAC Repair
There’s probably nothing worse than coming home, turning on your air conditioner after a long, hot day and having even hotter air blow out. Now is the best time to inspect your HVAC system for potential problems. The first place to start is with the air filters. Dirty air filters are the number cause of ac repair calls during the summer.
Clogged air filters prevent your HVAC from working efficiently. Play it safe and change the filter every two to three months. Even if your air filters clean, annual tune-ups can extend the life of your unit and ward of AC repairs
Spring is here and you know what that means. It’s time to put your green thumb to good use. But before you dig in, you need to check your outdoor irrigation system and make sure everything is still intact. If you left your hoses outside during the winter, they have froze and split. Make sure your hoses are in good working condition. Also, inspect the outside spigots, remove the freeze caps and turn on the water to ensure it’s free flowing.
Your windows are sparkling but what about your screens? Remove your screens and clean them with mild detergent. Also inspect for any rips or tears. If damaged, you can find repair kits at your local hardware store. If the tear is too big, you may need to replace the screen, which is also a quick fix.
Clean Your Gutters
As soon as the weather breaks, you need to inspect your gutters. Winter storms can damage gutters, causing water to leak into your basement or cause wood rot around the gutters themselves. Make sure the gutters are free of leaves and other types of debris. If necessary, use your hose to flush out any clogs, which can prevent adequate drainage.
From preventing costly HVAC repairs to prepping your backyard for barbecues, getting ready for summer is easy than you think. Take the first step by scheduling your annual HVAC inspection. Contact Master Mechanical today at (847)796-6665.