With the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time to show your home some love. This spring home maintenance checklist will help you reduce your energy bills and ensure you’re ready for summer:
Checklist for Spring Home Maintenance
Give Your HVAC Unit Some Love
After running the heater all winter long, your HVAC unit should be inspected before the summer heat hits to prevent it from breaking during the hottest months. A professional HVAC tune-up should also include a thorough cleaning of your furnace, which will prepare it for use next winter.
Identify Window and Water Leaks
Eliminating window leaks will keep the cool air inside your home and the warm air outside. Inspect all windows for places where air can enter and escape. Check the caulking and weather stripping as well to ensure no air or water is making its way into the house. This will help reduce your energy bills, as your HVAC unit will not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature.
Another way you can increase your home’s energy efficiency is by fixing any water leaks. Make sure to inspect every area where water flows, including sprinkler systems, pipes under the sink and faucets. Take a look at your hot water heater too and make sure you don’t see signs of corrosion, which can lead to leakage.
Test Outdoor Equipment
All electronic or gas-powered outdoor equipment, such as lawnmowers, pressure washers, generators, leaf blowers, and grills should be tested to make sure they work well after spending months in storage. It is also a good idea to test extensions cords. Replace or repair parts as necessary to ensure all of your tools and appliances are ready for use when you need them.
Get the Stylish Upgrade that Can Lower Your Energy Bills
A great way to reduce your energy bill in the warmer months is to install window shades on your interior windows. These shades allow you to enjoy natural lighting while blocking heat and UV rays. This helps keep your home cooler, which means less strain on your A/C unit. To schedule a free, in-home consultation, contact a dealer in your area or stop by our showroom today.