Spring Cleaning – Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather
After this years’ crisp, dry winter, we’re all looking forward to the warmth that springtime brings. March 20 marks the first day of spring, and the time of year when temperatures are on the rise. Before your air conditioner goes back to work full-time for the warmer months, you’ll want to dive into a little spring cleaning for your home to keep energy costs as low as possible and reduce your carbon footprint.
Kick off your spring cleaning with these safety measures and energy-efficient tips to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the months to come.
Pollen and other allergens are in the air.
With allergens in the air, air filters can easily become clogged, which can cause a residual effect on your health. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 50% of all illnesses are aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air. Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to asthma, headaches, nasal congestion, dry eyes, nausea and fatigue. By replacing your air filters, all of the pollutants that have collected over the winter months can be cleaned out, ensuring your filters catch these new pollutants that are inherent with spring. Speak with your air conditioning and heating professional about your system’s filters, where to buy them and how often you should be replacing.
Going green doesn’t mean you have to suffer through a hot summer.
If you’re making a serious commitment to spring cleaning and green living, start by addressing the system that uses the most electricity in your home – your air conditioner. By switching your older air conditioning system to a new, high-efficiency air conditioner may reduce your energy use by 20 to 50 percent.
It’s been a long, cold winter.
It is common for refrigerant to leak from an air conditioner after it has been off all winter. Your system won’t run as efficiently with a leak, which means increased energy use and higher utility bills. To avoid this problem, get your system inspected before spring hits, and keep your system maintained all year long. Preventive maintenance helps you avoid air conditioning emergencies by keeping your system in top operating shape.
Program your thermostat.
One of the easiest green energy solutions is to simply turn your thermostat back 10°–15° for eight hours. In doing so you can save around 10 percent a year on your cooling bill. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat or installing a Smart thermostat.
Finding a trusted heating and air conditioning company to help with any concerns you may have during the year is crucial to keeping your home healthy, clean and energy-efficient all year round. Contact us at 844-216-9300 to learn more about energy saving options for your home, or visit us online at