Monthly Archives: May 2021

27 05, 2021

Prepping Your Home’s HVAC System for Summer

May 27th, 2021|Tips & Advice|

With summer fast approaching, now is the best time to prepare your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for the warmer months. Here are a few tips to help keep your HVAC system running smoothly as the mercury rises.

Change Your Furnace Filter

Swapping out a dusty old filter is one of the easiest steps you can take toward keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Dirty, clogged filters will impede airflow and spread contaminants throughout your home. It’s wise to check the status of your filter before running the AC in the summer, but in some cases, it could need changed as often as once a month. Check your furnace manufacturer’s recommendation on the proper duration and type of filter to use, or change as needed based on personal preference.

Clear the Debris from Your AC Compressor

Your air conditioning’s compressor unit (you know, the big box outside with the fan in it) is subject to the rigors of the changing seasons. Be sure that the unit is clear of any debris that may have accumulated over months of disuse. Any leaves, branches, or other unwanted materials should be cleared away from the AC unit to prevent damage and keep things running properly. Be sure to check inside for any debris that may be hiding in hard to reach places.

Fans and Window Treatments are Your Friends

Whether you have the ceiling or box variety, making use of fans will help circulate the AC-cooled air throughout your home. This simple step will keep your loved ones comfortable while helping to shoulder some of your AC unit’s workload. Remember to switch ceiling fans to clockwise rotation during the summer months to help push cool air downward, where it’s needed.

Likewise, hearty window treatments can help take some of the […]

13 05, 2021

Spring Cleaning Tips and Advice

May 13th, 2021|Tips & Advice|

 

 

 

 

 

 

The past year may have seen your home converted into a fulltime office/school/daycare/gymnasium…you get the idea. With spring in motion, take this opportunity to give your home some much-needed love in the form of a good old-fashioned spring cleaning. Here are a few tips to get you started.

One Room at a Time

Odds are you have a lot of work ahead of you. Make the challenge of your post-pandemic cleanup less daunting by focusing on just one space in your home at a time. Work on the smallest rooms first and let the sense of accomplishment catapult you forward into bigger, messier tasks.

Clear the Clutter

Organization is one of the most important factors in any spring clean. You can’t truly clean a space with clutter in the way, so be sure to get items sorted and in their proper place before handling tasks such as dusting or mopping. By taking the time to de-clutter first, the actual work of cleaning will go much more smoothly.

Get into a Rhythm

With all the demands of daily life, keeping up with household chores can be difficult. Still, it’s better not to let the cleaning get so backed up that it becomes overwhelming by the time you do get around to it. Create a schedule for different tasks, rotating duties throughout each week of the month. Sticking to a set schedule will ensure that your home stays tidy and breaking up the tasks will make the work of cleaning manageable.

It’s a Family Affair

Everyone helped make the mess, so everyone should help clean it! Taking on an entire house’s worth of cleaning is a lot to ask of any one person. As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Get the whole household involved in cleaning and watch your […]

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