5 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Spring is just around the corner. The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and you just survived another grueling Northeast winter. Now it is time to prepare your residence for the new season. Aside from the usual spring-clean up around the yard and house, there are certain chores that could cost you a lot of money if you overlook them. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your family is ready to bring in the warm months:

1. Check your house’s insulation

The warm days are here, and your AC is about to start pumping out cold air, but you want to make sure you are not losing any of that cold air to mother nature. You need to go through your house and check all the windows and doors are correctly insulated and make sure there are no cracks. You also need to check the caulking around the windows and doors. With cold weather doors, windows, and floorboards can fluctuate sizes causing separations that impact insulation. Most professionals recommend caulking your house once a year. If this is not taken care of properly, you will lose energy and money.

2. Ventilate Your Attic

If you are having trouble keeping your house cool in the warm months, it might have something to do with your attic not being ventilated properly. If you add a fan or vent in your attic, it can go a long way to stopping moisture build up, and also help keep the rest of the house cool. You will stop wasting AC energy used fighting the heat from your attic.

3. Have Your Ducts Cleaned

This is especially important if you have problems such as allergies or asthma, having your ducts professionally cleaned could help keep the air inside your house cleaner and reduce contaminants.

4. Check Your SEER Rating

SEER is your Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the number rating the better your air conditioning unit is for your home. This helps you determine if your AC unit is the proper fit for your home. If your AC unit is too big or small, you could be wasting money or not cooling your entire house.

5. Allergies out, New HVAC in

Here comes allergy season break out the antihistamines or just replace your HVAC filter to help keep the allergens out of your home. It should be a routine to change the filters in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. When you change the filters it keeps the bad air out and the clean, cool air in. This also helps you ensure the life span of the AC unit and effectiveness. Our experts at Point Bay, recommend changing your disposable filters every month when the machine is in use. If the filter is non-disposable than follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have any questions call 732-349-5059 or fill out a contact form. We also offer free estimates.