The Ultimate Home Comfort Checklist For Your Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is in full swing for a lot of homeowners in the Tampa, FL area. When you start organizing and cleaning, don’t forget about your electrical system, plumbing system, and HVAC unit. Here is your ultimate home comfort checklist for your spring cleaning.
Spring is the perfect time to make sure your plumbing system and appliances are all in working order. Here are a few things to check this spring!
- Check For Leaks
Make sure to check for leaks around your sinks, faucets, toilets, and anywhere there’s a water source. Leaks that are left unaddressed can cause damage to your home and lead to high water bills.
- Maintain Your Water Heater
For maximum efficiency, make sure to schedule a water heater maintenance with a professional plumber at least once a year.
- Test Your Sump Pump
Spring rain is upon us and it’s crucial to make sure your sump pump is working properly. Make sure to test your sump pump, and if it’s not working, then have a plumber out to take a look.
- Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Cleaning your garbage disposal can not only help eliminate foul odors, but it can also help your disposal run better. You use your garbage disposal a lot and need it working at its best!
When spring cleaning this year, don’t forget to clean up some of those electrical hazards that could be threatening your safety. Some things to check include:
- Inspect Electrical Cords
If you find any damaged cords, make sure to throw them out and have them replaced immediately. It’s important you don’t use cords that are damaged.
- Invest in GFCI Outlets
GFCI outlets come in handy if your appliance could ever come into contact with water. These outlets can help you avoid any possible electrical shock from taking place. If you don’t have GFCI outlets in your home right now, then you should consider investing in some.
- Unplug Tools Not In Use
Planning to do yard work this spring? Make sure you not only unplug tools when they’re not in use but put them in a safe place when you’re done. This is especially important if you have kids and/or pets in your home.
- Schedule an Electrical Inspection
At Acree, our main concern is your safety. To ensure you and your family are safe, schedule an electrical inspection. We can help make sure your home’s electrical system is working properly and safely.
3. Heating and Cooling
Last but not least, make sure to add “HVAC” to your spring cleaning checklist. Here are a few things to add to the list:
- Dust Your Home
A dusty home can cause issues for those living with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues – especially during the spring! To prevent dust and dirt from contaminating your indoor air, thoroughly dust your house.
- Clear The Area Around Your Outdoor Unit
Do you have an outdoor HVAC unit? If so, make sure to check around it for any leaves, dirt, or tall grass that may have accumulated over the winter months. Built-up debris can interfere with the unit’s airflow and overall performance.
- Consider a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is one of the easiest, best ways to lower your energy bill over the hot summer months – and those months aren’t far behind us! ENERGY STAR estimates that if everyone used a smart thermostat, we could collectively save up to $740 million a year, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 1.2 million vehicles.
- Schedule AC Maintenance
One of the best ways to spring clean your HVAC unit is to have it professionally cleaned! We recommend you have your AC system services annually. Early spring is the perfect time to have your AC unit serviced, so it keeps running at peak performance all spring and summer long.
Need To Schedule Your Plumbing, Electrical, or HVAC Service? Contact The Pros At Acree Air, Plumbing & Electric in Tampa, FL Today!
Acree is here for all your plumbing, electrical and HVAC needs. Whether you need a repair, maintenance, installation or replacement, the pros are here to help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Call us at 813-703-2558 or online here.