With spring arriving in Arlington, it’s the perfect time to take a close look at your home to see if there are any maintenance items that you need to address. Properly maintaining your home shows pride of ownership and helps your home’s individual components last longer. Even better is that although some maintenance items require an investment of money, there are many ways that taking care of your home can help you save money in the long run. Here are a few of these money-saving maintenance tips from your friends at Texas Air Authorities.
1. Take a Look at Your Air Filter
Your air conditioner will soon be working hard to keep up with hot summer temperatures. To ensure it can cool your home effectively, make sure to check your system’s air filter as part of your spring maintenance. Replacing your HVAC system’s air filter at regular intervals can help you save money by reducing the load on your air conditioner. With a clean air filter in place, air can flow more freely through the filter’s fibers. This allows your home to cool more quickly and reduces the amount of time your air conditioner has to run.
2. Keep an Eye Out for Leaks
Winter’s cold temperatures can be hard on your home’s plumbing system. O-rings at critical locations can dry out and crack when exposed to cold temperatures. This can cause leaky faucets that can waste hundreds of gallons of water. If you notice any leaks coming from indoor or outdoor faucets, it’s important to contact a plumber to take care of the issue promptly so that you don’t waste a lot of money over the course of the summer. It’s also a good idea to check for slow-moving drains so that you can clear any clogs before your drains overflow and cause an expensive mess.
3. Remove Debris From Gutters
Your home’s gutters perform a simple but important task. However, if they are filled with debris, they won’t be able to route water away from your home. If the water remains near your home’s foundation, it can cause serious damage that can be expensive to fix. Plus, if excess water remains in your gutters, it can cause roof damage, fascia damage, and much more. That’s why it’s important to thoroughly clean your gutters as part of your spring maintenance routine so that you can weather summer storms without having to worry about overflowing gutters.
4. Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Appointment
When you’re taking care of your home, make sure not to overlook the unseen mechanical systems that help keep your home comfortable. Spring is a great time to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment with Texas Air Authorities. Regular HVAC maintenance helps to keep your system running smoothly so that you can enjoy a cool, comfortable home without spending excess money on your utility bill. During a maintenance visit, a technician will check the condition of your HVAC system’s indoor and outdoor components, ductwork, and vents. They will also take a look at the refrigerant line and verify that the refrigerant is at the correct pressure so that your system can effectively cool the air in your home.
5. Have Your Ducts Cleaned
If there’s one thing that’s certain about Texas summers, it’s that there will be plenty of humidity accompanying the heat. While your air conditioner does a great job of removing this humidity from the air in your home, there’s still likely to be a higher humidity level in your home’s indoor air. If your ducts are full of dust, this excess moisture can combine with the dust and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. That’s why it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned during your spring maintenance routine. Removing excess dust will remove the risk of mold growth and its associated negative health effects. Furthermore, with clean ducts, your HVAC system will run much more efficiently, helping to lower your utility bills.
Helping You Take Care of Your Home
At Texas Air Authorities, we want our customers to be able to take care of their homes so they can enjoy them for the long haul. That’s why we offer air conditioner maintenance, furnace repair, ductwork repair and maintenance, air purification equipment installation, commercial HVAC services, and much more. Since our founding, we’ve been working continually to provide honest and dependable service to our customers. This is the reason we consistently receive five-star customer reviews and are able to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about getting your home ready for spring, contact us at Texas Air Authorities today.
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