Improving Your Home Is Easy: Follow These Monthly Maintenance Tips
Being a homeowner is no easy chore — but by making a monthly maintenance calendar, you can keep all aspects of your home in tip top shape and sleep a little sounder at night. Read on to learn helpful maintenance tips from the professionals at WEATHER ENGINEERS.
Monthly Maintenance Tasks
There are areas of your house that need to be checked regularly to avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. Not sure where to start? Here are a few things that should be added to your monthly maintenance calendar:
Change Your HVAC Air Filters: Changing your air filter is extremely important and (depending on the type of air filter you have) typically needs to be done every month. Not only are clean air filters better for your overall indoor air quality, they can help your AC system run more efficiently.
Check out some of our blogs on air filter maintenance:
4 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Air Filter
Clean Out Vents and Registers: Clean the air vents and registers with a wet cloth and cleaning solution. If you remove your air vent from the ground, you can use one of your vacuum detachments to clean any debris.
To learn more about household cleaning products and how to make your own, check out our blog:
5 Household Products That Cause Indoor Air Pollution
Clean Fan Blades
Fans are a great way to circulate air and cool your house during humid temperatures. Fans also collect a lot of dust and debris. Clean your fan blades and exhaust fans monthly!
DIY Household Cleaner Recipe:
Like stated in the blog above, standard household cleaners that you may find in a store contain harsh chemicals. Thanks to HGTV.com, we’re giving you 4 DIY cleaning recipes.
Homemade Spray Cleaner
His easy recipe harnesses the cleaning power of white vinegar. To make, simply combine the ingredients in a spray bottle:
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
Homemade Glass Cleaner
This recipe uses the power of rubbing alcohol. Mix in a spray bottle:
1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Mix in spray bottle:
1 tablespoon clear, non-sudsing ammonia
1 tablespoon clear dishwashing liquid
2 cups water
Yearly Maintenance Tasks
While these areas of your home don’t necessarily need to be maintained each year, it’s a good idea to add them to the mix once or twice per year.
Dryer Vent Cleaning: Your dryer vents can become quite hazardous if they are too dirty and clogged. If your clothes aren’t drying, there’s a burning smell coming from your machine or if your dryer gets extremely hot, it’s time to have the vent cleaned.
To learn more about dryer vent cleaning, check out some of our blogs:
3 Signs It’s Time to Schedule a Dryer Vent Cleaning
The Benefits of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
The Dangers Of A Dirty Dryer Vent
AC Maintenance Checkup
It’s important to get a biannual or annual maintenance service appointment. Your technician will be able to clear away any dust or debris on your unit, which can impact the efficiency of your AC. Properly maintaining your HVAC system will help you avoid future repairs, extend the life of your AC and lower your utility bills.
To read more on the benefits of annual maintenance, check out some of our blogs:
Why Your AC Needs Maintenance This January
The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance in Florida
Call WEATHER ENGINEERS for Maintenance Service!
At WEATHER ENGINEERS, we are passionate about keeping your home comfortable. If you are in need of maintenance service or a dryer vent cleaning, don’t hesitate to call us. We proudly serve the Melbourne, Florida, and surrounding areas.
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