Hallelujah, Spring is here, but before you celebrate too much, it’s probably a good idea to remember that certain Spring maintenance tasks will need to be completed in and around your Southwest Oklahoma home. Some of these you can do yourself, while others are best left to a professional.
Recommended Spring Maintenance Tasks
- If your storage tank water heater hasn’t been drained in the past six months, there’s no time like the present to do so. The sediment at the bottom of your tank can, over time, lead to corrosion and leaks. A trained technician can do this job for you while inspecting your water heater for proper operation and venting.
- Inspect your roof and gutters to make sure they weren’t damaged during the fall and winter. A leaky roof can lead to serious damage inside your attic and living space, while a defective rain gutter can allow water to drain into your foundation and basement.
- Seal air leaks in your home’s perimeter. Leaks can develop over time as a house shifts. Use caulk, weatherstripping and spray foam to seal leaks around windows, doors, places where pipes or wiring enter your home and areas where building materials meet. You’ll save energy and money year-round with a well-sealed home.
- Clean and repair window screens. Screens have a tendency to get damaged, detached and/or dirty during the winter. Check yours to make sure they’re clean and ready to reinstall on your windows.
- If you switched your ceiling fan blade rotation to clockwise to enhance wintertime heating, it’s time to switch them back to the default counter-clockwise rotation. A fan’s wind-chill effect will allow you to turn up your thermostat a few degrees this summer, saving you money on electricity.
Please contact Davis Air Conditioning for more advice on getting your home ready for Spring and Summer, along with scheduling a Spring A/C maintenance tune-up.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Lawton and Duncan, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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