Summer Maintenance Tips, Part 1
Summertime is the perfect time for many people to perform regular maintenance on their home in order to keep it in good working order. We at Robert B. Payne, Inc. know how important it is to not only maintain your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, but also every other component of your home. Consider the summer maintenance tips listed below so that you can enjoy the comforts and protection of your home year-round.
1 – Air Conditioning Tune-Up
Many experts agree that the number one priority on your summer maintenance checklist should be to have your air conditioning unit tuned up. Many unwanted emergencies can be prevented by inspecting refrigerant levels, the functionality of the fan, and the cleanliness of the coils. While some homeowners perform this tune-up on their own, many homeowners choose to have a licensed and knowledgeable HVAC technician perform the work for them.
2 – Plumbing Check
Summertime is a great time to inspect your water heater, piping, sewer, bathroom, and other areas for anything out of the ordinary. If you notice any leaks, water damage, or excess standing water, it is best to call a plumber for expert plumbing care. An experienced plumber can provide you with additional summer plumbing tips.
3 – Cleaning Gutters
By cleaning your home’s gutters regularly, you can help prevent unnecessary leaks and clogging. Gutters should be cleaned twice a year – in early winter after the leaves have fallen, and in early summer after seeds and blossoms have been blown around.
4 – Window Inspection
Properly sealed windows can go a long way in helping keep the summer heat outside. Check the sealants around all windows and caulk any open areas. Don’t forget to check and replace defective weather-stripping as well.