When venturing out of our winter caves, remember to clean around your air conditioner or heat pump. Make sure that the outside unit is clear of any debris that has been left behind from old man winter. This includes sticks, leaves from last fall, and the eager shrubs that decided to grow. If you can do so safely, make sure the gutters above the unit are clean as well to prevent any debris from falling directly into the unit.
Although the furnace will soon be a distant memory (for at least 6 months anyhow) make sure to change the filter. You should continue to change the air filter in your furnace throughout the summer. These filters are used all year long as you circulate the air in your home with your heating and cooling system.
Spring is the best time to schedule a tune up on your air conditioner. We will make sure your system will keep your home comfortable all through the warmer months. If you are thinking this may be the year to replace your air conditioner contact us for your free estimate.
Add changing the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector to the list. This will help to keep your family safe and avoid the middle of the night low battery beeps. Also, if your thermostat uses batteries, make sure to change them as well.
Putting in some elbow grease and getting those windows clean will help let the sunlight in and add some heat until it is time to kick on the air conditioner. Once we are complaining of the hot weather, then we can close the blinds and keep the cool air inside.