With the days getting longer again and slowly warmer, it’s time to think about prepping your home for the warm spring and summer weather approaching. There are a variety of ways to do this. Let’s look at seven ways to prep your Cheverly, Maryland, home for warmer weather.
It’s a good idea to get your air conditioning serviced to avoid any problems during the hottest time of the year in Cheverly. The system’s filter will need to be changed, as heating and air filters should be changed every two to four months. Factors such as pets or a lot of dust in your house will largely determine how often you need to change your filters. You can do this yourself or call in professional assistance to do the job for you.
Turning your air conditioner on periodically during the colder months is also a good idea to see how cool it is. But if you’re concerned you may miss something, have a professional perform routine maintenance on your air conditioning before you need it the most.
Check for Efficiency
Getting the right maintenance done on your air conditioning system is pertinent to get it ready for the warmer months in Cheverly. It’s important to inspect features such as coils, circuits, motors, and other technical aspects for proper function. The team at Griffith Energy Services provides a 28-point maintenance check with a written description of the condition of your HVAC system. We can check both your air and heating systems to make sure they are safely working for you.
Warm weather brings humidity, and with it come mold pollens. To avoid mold, keep any areas of your home that tend to get damp as dry as possible. Pick up and dry spills as soon as they happen, and make sure correct ventilation is happening in moisture-collecting areas, such as the bathroom. A leaky air conditioning system can also contribute to moisture damage, so make sure your HVAC is working properly.
Examine Screens and Windows
Cleaning your screens and windows should be done to get ready for warmer weather, since they have been keeping out the cold and the snow. Use a window cleaning liquid in a spray bottle and a squeegee or newspaper, so the spray doesn’t leave streaks on your clean windows. This is also a good time to check your windows for damage from the winter. Check for water damage and dry rot from the snow. Make sure the seals are not damaged. If they are, replace with caulking or weather damage stripping.
Inspect the Plumbing
Outdoor plumbing should be checked for the warmer months as well. Freeze caps (insulators) can be taken off of faucets, and the water should be turned on to check for any problems. A slow trickle could turn into a bigger problem if not fixed right away. You might want to call a plumber to make sure everything is ready to go for the warmer months.
Exchange Your Appliances
Make sure indoor appliances aren’t making your house warmer than it should be for the cooler months. Change incandescent lightbulbs for LED and fluorescent lightbulbs, for example. They give off less heat than the incandescent ones, which will keep your home cooler in the spring and the summer.
Seal It Tight
Make sure your house is secure and sealed, so the warm weather does not cause problems down the line. Hot air can creep in if there are air leaks or your house is badly sealed. Check around your windows and doors leading out. Caulking should also be checked, so there are no gaps between the doors or windows and walls. Use sealant or silicone caulk to fix air leaks.
What are you waiting for? The time is now to get your Cheverly, Maryland, home ready for warmer weather. Contact Griffith Energy Services today, so we can have your HVAC system ready for the warmer months. Call us at 888-474-3391 to set up an appointment. We are eager and ready to help you!
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