The weather is finally warming up and that means spring is right around the corner! As the weather changes we want to encourage you to do some spring maintenance on your home. Running through this spring checklist can help you avoid problems with your home that are commonly associated with the spring season.
- Change the air-conditioner filter. — This should be done every couple months to ensure that your HVAC system is working at its most efficient level. A dirty air filter causes your system to work harder and also aids in the circulation of allergens throughout your home. Start the spring fresh by giving this filter a change.
- Remove insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads. — You should have insulated outdoor faucets and pipes in order to avoid them freezing with the cold temperatures. However, it’s just as important to remove the insulation as the weather warms up. You should also check your sprinkler system to be sure that no damage was caused during the winter.
- Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. — Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are an important part of keeping your family safe. You should change the batteries often to ensure that they are working properly.
- Have a professional come out to inspect and pump your septic tank. — Your septic tank should be pumped and inspected at least once a year. The spring is a great time to have this done.
- Drain or flush the water heater. — Your water heater gets a lot of use, especially in the winter months. Draining or flushing it will help you to evaluate the health of the unit. If you notice any issues during the process it may be a sign that there is a problem with the water heater that needs attention.
- Vacuum lint from your dryer vent. — This should be done on a regular basis. Cleaning out this vent will help you to reduce your chances of a house fire.
- Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional. — As you transition from heat back to your AC it’s important to have your HVAC unit checked. Having your system serviced will allow you to catch any problems before they occur. Your HVAC professionals will also be able to help with any concerns you may have switching from heat to AC.
Overall, it’s important to remember that your home needs to be cared for properly. As the seasons change you should be doing maintenance checks to ensure that everything is working properly. Miller’s team of professionals is here to help you with all of your spring maintenance needs. Our team here at Miller’s can help with septic, HVAC, and plumbing maintenance. If you’re curious about how to maintain the different systems of your home year-round, download our Complete Maintenance Checklist.