Organizing closets, getting the yard ready, and getting rid of clutter can all be things on your spring checklist, but don’t forget about your HVAC and plumbing! When it comes time for summer you don’t want to have to worry about a massive repair, so here are five things you’ll want to add to your spring checklist:
1. Complete HVAC Cleaning
Your AC is going to be working hard all summer long, and your heater did this winter, so now is the time to give them some TLC. Clean your filters, schedule your maintenance and check your outdoor units to make sure they are free of debris. All these things will ensure your indoor air quality is high, and your system is working at top efficiency.
2. Tidy Up!
A cluttered home can lead to more dust and with more dust comes more allergens. Now is the time you’ll want to keep your floors, windows, and curtains clean and keep up on regular dusting. To keep outdoor dust and dander from coming in, have your family leave their coats and shoes by the door. All this and more can ensure your home air quality stays high.
3. Check Your Plumbing
You don’t want to be in the middle of a summer bbq when all of a sudden a pipe bursts or your toilets clog. Now is the time to do a full check of all plumbing fixtures to look for any leaks or slow running drains. All these little issues are signs of something more, so be sure to get them taken care of now before they cause something worse.
4. Prepare To Be Energy Efficient
Old habits can be hard to break, but now is the time to work towards an energy efficient home. Utilize ceiling fans to keep your home well circulated, do full loads of laundry and dishes, and try not to crank your AC drastically. All these little changes can ensure your electric bill stays low.
5. Think Air Quality
This goes back to regular HVAC and cleanings. By keeping your windows and curtains clean, staying on top of your air ducts and filters, and keep your humidity level balanced, your indoor air quality will be at it’s best. All these things will help you worry less about repairs and electrical costs, and more about how to enjoy your summer!
Scott Hale Plumbing is the intelligent choice for all your HVAC needs in Salt Lake City – so for help with repairs request service or call us today.