Have a Smooth Running Home With This Maintenance Checklist
With summer right around the corner, prepping your home for warmer temperatures is a must. In addition to your annual spring cleaning, there are few chores that may not have made the cut. Below, we’ve compiled a list of things to put on your maintenance checklist.
Annual HVAC maintenance
What could be worse than having your air conditioning stop working in the middle of summer? Ward of potential issues and even possible new air conditioner installation by scheduling routine maintenance. Spring is the best time to have your unit checked and serviced. In addition to changing dirty air filters, you're able to catch any potential issues that could keep your system from functioning when you need it the most.
April showers may bring May flowers, but it also makes your grass grow. Get your lawn mower and other gardening tools ready now. Inspect your lawn mower, replace the oil and gas and change the air filter. Also, make sure your weed trimmer has enough string to last through the summer. If you use shears to trim your hedges, make sure you sharpen them as well.
Check the Roof
Winter can be tough on your home’s exterior, so a quick look at your roof is warranted. If possible, inspect the shingles and make sure they not warped or lifted. Also make sure that the caulk around the chimney is intact without signs of rust. If your roof is to steep for inspection, grab a pair of binoculars and have a look from across the street.
Clean Your Windows and Screens
Your inside windows sparkle but what about the outside? Remove screens and inspect for damage. You can use a mild detergent to soak your screens before replacing them. Any small rips or tears can be repaired with a kit from your local hardware store. While drying, clean the exterior windows and inspect for any areas that need to be caulked. Gaps can let cool air escape during hot summer months.
Inspect Outdoor Plumbing
Now is the time to inspect, and if needed, replace any hoses that were left outside during the winter. In addition, remove the freeze caps from outside spigots and turn on the water. If the water isn't flowing properly, you may need to call a plumber.
TDI Air Conditioning provides both residential and commercial HVAC maintenance, repair and new installation. For more information on preparing your HVAC system for summer, contact us today at (903) 597-8381 or use our online form to schedule your next service!