It appears that Spring has definitely arrived! Our recent blogs have touched on outdoor maintenance tips. Today we’ll focus on indoor tips……
–Change air conditioning unit air filters monthly. A dirty filter can lower the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system.
–Test your air conditioning system. If you wait until the first hot day of the season to check it and find a problem, you’ll probably have to wait a while to have it serviced.
–Test smoke and fire alarms, replacing batteries and cleaning dust from the covers.
–Clean ceiling fans. In addition to providing a calming breeze, ceiling fans increase the overall airflow throughout your home.
–Check/replace fire extinguishers. Make sure each unit meets current safety standards.
–Examine your sump pump. Make sure the sump pump is operating correctly, and install a battery backup pump. The backup will kick on when the electricity goes out. If your sump pump fails, an alarm goes off, letting you know the backup is working.
–Check for gaps where mice and insects might be able to enter. Seal around under-sink faucet pipes, gaps where cabinets meet the drywall, etc.
–Clean and store humidifiers.
–Deep clean carpets.
Happy Spring!