It’s Time Again for Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning usually means dusting and vacuuming the entire house and for plenty of good reasons. Clearing out harmful allergens creates safer, cleaner air for your family to breath. But it also allows you to take stock of all the utilities in your home and making sure they all run at peak efficiency.
During the winter, your heating system was probably working overtime to help keep your home a comfortable temperature. As such, you will need to check your air filters in the house. With proper air filters, you can drastically cut back on the dust that floats around in the air. Clean air filters will also stop that dust from re-circulating throughout the home, which can be problematic for those with asthma or other respiratory issues.
As the snow melted, water tries to find its way through the crack and into your house. Plus, the spring weather brings in plenty of rainfall. You can help prevent your home from flooding by making sure that your gutters’ downspouts are clear of debris, and placing the outlet of the downspout at least three feet away from the house.
If you have had any moisture in the house, clean the area and make sure to dry it out. Moisture creates a thriving environment for mold to grow, which may cause serious health issues. As you prepare for warmer weather ahead, start thinking about your air conditioning system. An efficient air conditioner will help remove unwanted moisture from your home.
Feeling a cold stream of air drafting in through a door or window can be more than just a nuisance. That cold air made your heating system work that much harder, and fixing that issue now will save you in the summer, too. Caulking around your home’s doors and windows won’t just keep the heat in during the winter, but will also keep the heat and humidity out during the summer.
Don’t forget about your laundry room. Heavier clothing, as well as thicker layers, could be making your dryer work harder. On top of that, your lint trap was the first defense from preventing any clogs in your dryer ducts. Spring is the best time to clear out any potential buildups, which won’t just save you money on your energy bill, but will make your home much safer.
There is a lot of business to take care around the house when it comes to spring cleaning, but you don’t have to do it alone. The professionals at Sunrise Heating & Plumbing are there to assist you with any needs or concerns you have during the seasonal transition.
Call Sunrise Heating & Plumbing at (616) 293-9326 for more information. By providing exceptional customer service, and our highly-trained and experienced staff can handle any problem.