How to Get Your Home Ready for Spring
You’ve prepared for months to take in the Jacksonville, Florida, spring, but you may have missed out on preparing your home for the season. Don’t worry — it’s not too late to do so. You can still make the next few months more efficient and comfortable than they would have been otherwise. Prep your home with some spring cleaning and home sealing, and you’ll have the spring you’ve been looking forward to all winter.
It’s easy to put off spring cleaning until dust covers your shelves and the corners of your home slowly accumulate more and more random knick-knacks. Straightening up those corners and clearing off those shelves will do more than just give your home a fresh feel; it will also increase your indoor air quality, which can also cut the cost of your monthly utilities.
While you’re cleaning, make sure that you pay particular attention to the indoor and outdoor components of your HVAC system. The dust and debris may not seem like much of a hindrance, but it can decrease efficiency. While you’re in the spring cleaning mentality, call your local HVAC technician for a round of seasonal maintenance. While working on your system, technicians will clean the unit’s interior; you should avoid cleaning this area yourself.
If you’re looking to take efficiency in your home to the next level, then take a weekend to seal your home from drafts. Start by laying weatherstripping along door frames and running a fresh layer of caulk around the windows. You may find that some older windows are so poorly sealed that they need to be replaced. Air leaks can also form in duct networks, but you should leave sealing those to professional technicians.
While spring is freshening up Jacksonville, take some time to freshen up your home. You’ll enjoy the benefits for months to come. For the professional touch your HVAC system also needs this spring, call Merritt Air at 904-240-4038 .
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