Spring home maintenance checklist
The start of spring means that it’s time to prepare your home for the new season. Routine maintenance will save you money and keep your home in tiptop shape.
One thing to note: some of these tasks require that the proper safety precautions be applied. If in doubt, we recommend that you hire a trained professional.
Without further ado, here are a few things that you should have on your spring home maintenance checklist.
Replace filters. Schedule a routine heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance. This routine check will keep your system working at peak performance levels.
Inspect for leaks in your pipes, faucets, and hoses leading to dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators.
Gutters and Downspouts
Clean your gutters and downspouts. Reattach gutters that have been separated from the house, check for leaks.
Clean windows, window tracks and screens. Look for leaks and cracks around the window, repair as needed (this can save you big bucks on your next energy bill).
Look for chipped paint along the exterior of your home and touch up with paint.
Inspect your roof visually from the ground (use binoculars) looking for things like lifted shingles, holes or water damage. If you need to go onto the roof, wear a safety harness or better yet, hire a contractor.
Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Replace the batteries in both your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. This should be done at least twice a year.
Don’t hesitate to contact us about a routine HVAC check-up for your home this season: http://a1airconditioning.ca/contact/