Spring is coming quickly and that means warmer weather is on its way. This time of the year is perfect for getting your home ready for the warmer months ahead, and doing a bit of maintenance is a good place to start.
Here are a few maintenance tips you can use this spring:
- Inspect your roof. Your roof is what protects your home from the hot Georgia sun, as well as the refreshing spring rains. If you notice any loose or missing roof shingles, you should hire a roofing contractor to make repairs.
- Clean and service your gutters. To capture running rain water, clear gutters are required to move water down and away from your home and foundation. Have a professional clean and inspect your gutters to ensure they’re ready for the next downpour.
- Get your A/C ready for warmer weather. When the warmer winds of spring arrive, you’ll want to turn your air conditioner on. Having an annual preventative maintenance check done by an HVAC professional can keep your system running efficiently all yearlong.
- Check your attic insulation. Insulation is critical for keeping your home comfortable year-round. Insulation prevents heat loss during the winter and heat gain during the summer. If you need help insulating your home, an HVAC contractor can help.
- Clean and replace your A/C filters. This is something you should be doing every month. A clogged filter can make your A/C run harder, driving up energy costs.
- Verify that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. You should also change the batteries while you’re at it. These detectors can save your life.
- Check your home’s exterior paint. If you find small problem areas, try touching up the paint. If the paint is damaged over a large area, have a contractor give your home a new coat.
These maintenance tips will prepare your home for the start of spring. If you need help with your heating and cooling system, give the experts here at Powers Heating & Cooling a call.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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