Use This Checklist for Back-to-School Maintenance
You and the kids in your family might be ready for schoo, but is your home ready? Back-to-school season is the perfect time to perform some much-needed maintenance around your household. Here are a few to get you started:
Hire a Professional
Your HVAC equipment is built to last a long time, but after a few years of use, its efficiency begins to wane, which will cost you money on your utility bills. You can improve its efficiency and prolong its operational lifespan by hiring a technician to inspect the equipment and make any necessary adjustments.
Replace the Air Filter
Air filters work hard to keep contaminants out of your air every time the system is running, which will go a long way to improving your home’s air quality. After 1-3 months, depending on the amount of these contaminants in your home, the filter will need to be changed to keep the system running properly and efficiently. Some types of filters can be cleaned, but chances are, replacement will be necessary.
Clean Up the Dust
During the summer, people tend to be home more, whether due to taking a few days off work here and there, or the fact that kids are running around every day. These activities increase the likelihood of dust accumulating in your household. Back-to-school season provides the perfect opportunity for you to grab a HEPA-equipped vacuum cleaner and microfiber cloths, and get to work ridding your home of dust.
Check the Outdoor Unit
Summer is also a time when your HVAC system’s outdoor unit is likely to get clogged up with dirt and debris. Many homeowners might even seen a fallen bird nest atop the unit. All of these things can hurt your system’s operational prowess. Clean off whatever you can by hand, and then grab a hose and spray it off everything else.
For more expert advice on back-to-school maintenance, or if you have any other home comfort concerns, please contact the friendly professionals at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Orlando and the surrounding areas since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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