5 Simple DIY Chores That Get Your Home Ready for Spring
Spring cleaning keeps your Metairie, Louisiana, home at its best. Dusting ceiling fans and arranging your seasonal air conditioner maintenance prepares your home for those warm temperatures. Here are five simple chores you can do to get your home ready for spring.
Dust Off Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to stay cool during warm spring days. A surprising amount of dust accumulates on ceiling fan blades over the winter. Improve your indoor air quality and avoid a shower of dust bunnies by wiping down your fan blades this spring.
Clear Your Home’s Exterior
Enjoy the fresh spring air by going outside to clear any winter debris or excess hedge growth from around your home. This is especially important for homes with mini-split HVAC systems because the outside compressor unit of your mini-split needs proper airflow to work efficiently. Keep any shrubs or obstructions at least two feet away.
Prepare Your Air Conditioner
Temperatures fluctuate in spring, and you may need your air conditioner sooner than you expect. This spring, prepare your air conditioner early by cleaning or changing your air filter and scheduling your seasonal HVAC maintenance early. Professional technicians will clean and lubricate the innards of your HVAC system and can replace worn parts before they break and cause costly damage to your system.
Replace Emergency Detector Batteries
While you’re preparing your home and air conditioner for spring, don’t forget to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working. Replace old batteries with fresh ones, then use the test button to check the audible alarm on every detector.
Clean Your Ductwork
Ductwork usually needs professional cleaning every three to five years to keep it free from debris. Forced-air HVAC systems cause dust, mites, pet dander, and other allergens to become trapped in your ductwork. Cleaning your ducts every few years prevents allergens from building up, improving your home’s indoor air quality.
At Bryans United Air Conditioning, our professionals are proud to serve homes in Metairie and surrounding areas. This spring, call Bryans at 504-208-2071 to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance.
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