Check for Winter Damage
The mild spring we’ve been having gives us the itch to get going on all those projects we want to do. We want to be ready for the warm summer weather ahead. One of the first things we need to do is to check for damage that may have occurred over the winter. Your home is an investment, and that investment needs to be protected and taken care of. By catching things early, you can save yourself money, and protect your investment. Gutters and roofs are often hard hit during the winter months, and you will want to check to see if there was any ice or other elemental damage. You may also want to take a good look at the exterior of your house—windows, exterior trim, and exterior units- venting andair conditioning, for any problems.
You may need to check if permits are needed for any repairs you may need to undertake, and of course, you want to check the credentials of any contactors you choose to effect any needed repairs. Friends, family and neighbors may be able to recommend a good contractor; and you may wish to check out sites like Angie’s List for some reputable companies, too.
Change Filters and Inspect Your Heating & Cooling System
Routine maintenance keeps your house systems working properly without a hitch. Something as simple as changing the filter on your heating and air conditioning system may seem like a relatively simple task, but is often overlooked. Clean filters will help your system run more effectively in removing dirt and dust from the air, saving you money through reduced energy bills and maintenance in the long run. You may want to schedule filter changes on a regular basis as well as adjust your HEPA filtration to take into account increased pollen counts in spring and summer. By changing your filters frequently, you can improve the efficiency of your cooling systems by as much as 10%. This may also be a good time to evaluate if your heating or air conditioning system needs an upgrade or repair.
A simple task you can add to your spring task list is to take care of your floors. HEPA filters can do wonders for your indoor air quality. Try vacuuming more frequently and use HEPA filters. Change the filters often, so you don’t blow pollutants back into the air. If you have hardwood floors you may want to re-evaluate your dust and pollen control systems you have in place.
Spring is here and you want to take care of any issues before they become expensive liabilities.
Rumpca Services is a Lennox Premier Dealer specializing in heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and duct cleaning. Please call us at 651-459-2896 or visit our website at www.rumpcaservices.com.