Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete This Spring

Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete This SpringAs the weather warms up and spring approaches, it’s time to think about completing your home maintenance tasks. Preventive measures like the ones listed below can help you avoid repairs down the road, letting you save more money on utility bills throughout the season. 

Perform Annual Preventive Maintenance

Having your cooling equipment cleaned, tuned and inspected each spring, can ensure continuous, efficient service throughout the cooling season. In addition to improved efficiency, a well maintained system also costs less to operate and requires fewer repairs.

Check for Air Leaks

Leakage from your homes exterior can result in energy loss or damage from outside elements. While large gaps may be easy to spot, hidden leaks are typically the greatest cause of air loss, and are best discovered through a professional energy audit, including a blower door test.

During the test, the blower door is inserted into an exterior door frame, so the attached fan can pull air from your home and measure the air pressure. From there, your contractor will use a variety of equipment to determine where leakage is occurring before making the appropriate repairs.

Clean Your Ducts

Improve air quality, reduce dust and help relieve spring allergies by having your ductwork inspected and cleaned. While not every home will require one, consider a cleaning if you:

  • Have excessive dust levels
  • Experience mold issues
  • Haven’t had your ducts cleaned in over five years

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Consider installing a smart, or programmable thermostat, in your home to reduce energy bills and increase comfort. You should program your unit several degrees higher in the summer or lower in the winter when you’re sleeping or out of the home.

Drain the Hot Water Tank

Over time, sediment can accumulate at the bottom of your tank, leading to a decrease in efficiency and a shortened lifespan. As part of your home maintenance tasks, have your water heater professionally serviced with a system check, cleaning and draining.

For professional help to complete your spring home maintenance tasks, call the experts at C. R. Wolfe Heating & Air Conditioning in Middletown.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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