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5 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Today

With the brunt of winter behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. If you’re tired of feeling cooped up, hire a professional to help you complete these important spring home maintenance tasks to prepare your home for the new season.

  • Roof inspection: If winter storms have damaged your shingles, now is the time to make repairs. A delay coul5 Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete Todayd result in water dripping into your attic or down the walls. However, it’s dangerous to climb onto the roof. Leave the inspection to a trained, sure-footed professional who knows what to look for.
  • Dryer vent blowout: While lint traps capture most of the debris from drying clothes, a lot can still end up in the dryer vent. A plugged vent decreases efficiency and wastes money. It’s also dangerous, since years of buildup can increase your chances of causing a fire. A yearly blowout can remove debris and put your mind at ease.
  • Water heater maintenance: Sediment can build up on the bottom of your water heater, reducing heat transfer efficiency and putting extra strain on your equipment. Save money and prolong its life by draining the tank yearly during the spring.
  • Annual air conditioner inspection: The weather is changing and soon your air conditioner will be in high demand again. To make sure it’s ready for summer, hire a professional to perform an inspection. You’ll catch problems early and set your equipment up for energy-efficient operation all summer.
  • Attic assessment: Do you know how well your attic is insulated? Is ventilation up to par? If you don’t know, take a peek through your attic hatch. Ideally, the floor joists should be completely covered with insulation. Vents at the eaves should remain uncovered to allow air from outside to circulate up and out the ridge vents. If anything in the attic requires attention, call in a professional for advice.

These spring home maintenance tasks can help keep your home in good condition and ensure safe operation. For help getting everything done, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We have been serving residents in Yuma since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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