Your Spring & Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
For most homeowners, there are so many things calling your attention that you need to prioritize. For systems like your electrical system and HVAC system, it can often slip your mind until something goes wrong. Taking a day or two over the weekend to get everything in order after a long winter can make for a much more peaceful and relaxing summer.
Today, we wanted to bring you a few preventative maintenance tips that can ultimately lower your power consumption, prevent repairs and replacements, keep your home and yard dry and in good order, and give you a high level of home comfort over the summer months.
Check Your Sump Pump
Cleaning and testing your sump pump once a year can help make sure it’s functioning when you need it most. A few key items to focus on are the pit, the check valve, the batteries for a backup alarm system (if you have one), the alarm (again, if you have one), and the cover.
Clean Out Your Dryer Vent
Even if you have a great dryer that catches most of the lint and debris that comes off your clothes, a few pieces can slip by the lint trap and build up in your system. Take a few minutes to clean out the trap really well with a vacuum, and check your outdoor lint trap as well. If you use our duct cleaning services, you can also have us use our high-powered vacuums to suck out your entire system.
Check Your Roofing and Siding
It doesn’t take much for water to make its way into your home. Storms, wind, and everyday wear and tear can take a toll, so do a quick outside check of your roof and siding to see if anything needs to be patched or replaced.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Water damage is costly, and in many cases, it can be prevented when your drainage system is fully maintained. It’s a good idea to check your gutters in the spring and fall to clear out any leaves and debris so water can flow out easily away from your home.
Give Your Furnace a Tune-Up
Your furnace might not be needed much over the summer. Before it gets a rest, make sure it’s clean and in working order and any repairs or maintenance are performed. This will ensure that come fall, you won’t be left with any surprises that require furnace repairs or replacements.
Check Your Air Conditioner Over & Clean It Off
Make sure your outdoor air conditioning unit is level and clear of debris and weeds or grass that might be popping up. Clean out the fins and condenser fan, as well as the evaporator coils. If you aren’t sure about how to do this, you can always enlist the help of our HVAC professionals in Edmonton.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Did you know that Max HVAC now has a duct cleaning division? This is exciting news for our clients, as clean ducts and furnaces led to fewer costly repairs and replacements. Plus, boosting your indoor air quality can truly change how your family lives. If you have pets or allergies, or if you are seeing a lot of dust build-up in your home, annual cleanings will go a long way.
Need Help with Your Maintenance List?
If you need quick HVAC service in Edmonton, Max Heating & AC is here for you. We also know many trusted home professionals in the Edmonton area who can help with everything from your hot water heater and garage door to your landscaping and home renovations. We’re here to make sure everything in your home is working properly and help you enjoy a comfortable and relaxed summer. Call us today for a free quote on your HVAC maintenance or repair services.