Break out your brooms and dustpans, it’s time for spring cleaning. Before you get started on your to-do list, make sure you aren’t forgetting about these five important areas:
It is estimated that four out of every five HVAC-related breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. A dirty filter limits fresh air intake, thus increasing the wear-and-tear on your HVAC system. Clean or replace your air filters at the start of spring, and every month afterwards.
A clean, fully-functioning gutter system is a home’s best defense against water damage. Clogged gutters force rainwater to seep into the roof, or pour over the edge and puddle near the foundation. A clean gutter system, on the other hand, directs rainwater safely away from the home. Clean your gutters now, before the April showers strike.
A/C Condenser Coils
The condenser coils on your air conditioner are designed to vent warm air, but they have been collecting dust over the winter season. When these coils can’t adequately release heat, your cooling bill will skyrocket, and you are more likely to experience costly breakdowns. Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on how to locate and clean your system’s condenser coils.
Your patio is the heart of your backyard, and usually the gathering place for summer barbecues. Now is a good time to clean it off and seal any cracks or potholes that may have developed over the winter season. Click here for a step-by-step guide to cleaning brick patios.
Air ducts are a common hiding spot for dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, and all types of other allergens. This accumulation can hinder airflow, limiting the energy-efficiency and overall effectiveness of your cooling system. These particles can also spread throughout your home, triggering allergies. Air duct cleaning requires specialized tools and equipment, which is why you should hire a professional service every 3-5 years.
If you live in Fairfield County, Connecticut, let the home cooling experts at Devine Bros. help get your home ready for the warm weather. We offer professional air conditioner installations, repairs, tune ups, and more. Give us a call at (203) 866-4421 to get started with a free estimate.