After a long, cold winter, spring is welcome with its warmer weather and beautiful flowers popping up. Along with all of this, you need to take some time out of your schedule to get outside and investigate. You may have some repairs to make and maintenance to do on things. Below are two of these things so you can start enjoying the weather.
Heating and Cooling
Getting your HVAC unit maintained should be done twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Doing it now will ensure you will stay cool when spring moves out and summer moves in. Contact an HVAC technician to come to your home now. Call them early as they are likely very busy during this time of year.
The technician will check the outside unit for any debris that may be around it. If there are things, such as leaves, small sticks, etc., it can restrict airflow, causing your unit to work much harder to maintain the temperature. Once everything is cleared away, the technician will check the air vent and blades. The air vent may be clogged with debris, and the fan blades may be bent. If so, they will clean it out and straighten out the blades.
They will then open the unit and investigate inside to ensure there are no problems with the evaporator coil, condenser coil, and compressor. The refrigerant levels will be checked and more refrigerant added, if needed. The technician will also check the duct work underneath your house for any problems and repair them if found.
The HVAC technician can go over other maintenance they will do, as well as some things you should do throughout the year.
You need to check your windows because if there are any problems with them, the cool air in your home will escape. This is like throwing money out your window. First, check the weather stripping around each window. Replace any that has deteriorated or looks like it is going to break soon. Check the caulking on the windows and replace if any has worn away.
If you have double glazed or triple glazed windows and noticed any type of condensation inside the glass over the winter, this means the weather seal has failed to do its job. In a case like this, you need to hire a contractor to replace the glass or this would be a good time for new windows if it is time for them. If not, they can replace individual windows.
Doing these two things is a great start, but you also need to check other things, such as your roof, siding, and foundation. Contact a company like Universal Enterprises Inc. to learn more.