Residents in our area are no strangers to the rain! No matter the season, we definitely get more than our fair share. As we spend more time inside our homes these days due to the current health crisis, it’s easy to feel down about not even being able to enjoy your own backyard!
There’s good news though. We have ideas for a number of activities you may not even think of as being that important, but can benefit your home in a variety of ways—making it more comfortable and more efficient, plus increasing its value and lowering your energy costs to boot!
Weather Seal Your Home
Chances are that at some point, you’ve seen a caulking gun in action. It’s actually a very simple tool that just about anyone can use, to close up weak spots in your home’s thermal envelope—that is, the different between how much heat or coolness your home is retaining versus how much it’s losing.
Weatherstripping is another way to weather seal, or air seal your home. By sealing up gas around your doors and windows with this material, you can prevent drafts that drain energy efficiency out of your household.
With the right materials, you can weather seal your attic as well, in order to keep heat in during the winter, and keep it out during the summer.
Check for Leaks
Did you know that faulty ductwork can account for up to 30% air loss in your home? This conditioned air, which you’re paying for, that we’re talking about. Now, we don’t expect you to access your ductwork on your own in order to check it. Rather, you should call on our professionals so we can assess your air ducts and see what kind of shape they’re in.
Even if leaks aren’t the problem, dirty ductwork can create efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality problems.
Wash Your Curtains
This one may seem like an odd suggestion, but here us out! Curtains, especially heavy ones, act as one additional layer of insulation in your home. In the winter time you can leave them open on south-facing windows to bring in additional heat, while during the warmer months you can close them and help your air conditioner more efficiently cool the space.
But the last thing you want or need on the hottest day of the year this year is to have to take them down because of how much dust you’ve noticed they collected, in order to wash them. With rainy weather keeping you indoors, but the weather not at its pinnacle, it makes now the perfect time to take them down and have them washed.
Schedule AC Maintenance
Let’s not forget one of the most important springtime projects there is for a home! Scheduling air conditioning maintenance. Professional preventive maintenance helps your system operate as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.
During your maintenance session, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust various components. Plus, if we notice any part of your system needs even the smallest repair, we’ll alert you right away so you can get that repair on your schedule at your earliest convenience and don’t have to worry about the AC unexpectedly breaking down.