There is nothing quite like the feeling of opening your windows for the first time in the spring and letting the fresh warm air fill your house! Everything is green and new outside and it might just inspire you to carry that feeling into your home. Once you’ve tackled your spring cleaning checklist there’s still more to do to make sure your home is running as efficiently as possible. While they might not be the most fun activities to fill your weekends they will definitely help save you money and possibly prevent future damage to your home.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance- April in Pennsylvania and Delaware is one of the rare months that homeowners don’t have to run their heater or air conditioner 100% of the time making it the perfect month to schedule your routine maintenance. Having a professional inspect your HVAC unit can help to ensure that your equipment is running efficiently and can help prevent more costly problems in the future.
Clean out your Gutters- Many people believe that cleaning your gutters out is solely an autumn task. While you do want to keep your gutters clear when the leaves come down in the fall, it is also important to inspect them in the spring to be sure they aren’t full of debris from heavy snow and ice during the winter. Remember April showers bring May flowers, so a clogged gutter during a heavy spring rain can lead to expensive water damage behind your walls, in your basement, or on your floors. While you’re outside, have a look at your roof as well to be sure that it wasn’t damaged during any winter storms.
Clean out your Dryer Vent- Wintertime means you’re wearing and washing clothing with thicker material that often produces heavy amounts of lint in your dryer. A dryer cannot function efficiently when it’s vent is clogged with lint which results in longer dry times and higher electric or gas usage. A clogged dryer vent is also a fire hazard so keep your family, pets, and belongings safe by cleaning out your vent once a year.
Cleaning your dryer vent is simple and takes only a few minutes. Simply remove the hose from the back of the dryer and vacuum out the lint. Next head outside to your exhaust vent, remove it from the side of the house and vacuum from the outside in.
Service Lawn Equipment- Springtime means that the season for outdoor home maintenance is upon us. While you might not be quite ready to start the process of mowing your lawn in April, you want to be sure that all of your lawn equipment is in working order. Schedule an appointment with a professional to ensure your lawn mower, tractor, leaf blower, or any other power lawn equipment is functioning efficiently to avoid costly repairs in the long run.
Clean Up Your Garden- Although most experts agree that it is best to wait until Mother’s Day to plant any delicate flowers, plants, or seeds in the mid-Atlantic region, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get your garden ready. Use your urge to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather to rake out any dead leaves from the previous summer, trim back overgrown plants, and aerate your lawn and flowerbeds. This is also a great time to turn your compost and plant bulbs for the autumn not to mention get some more vitamin D back in your life!
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