Are you in the mood to start your spring cleaning?
There is something about the hint of warmer weather and flowers’ blooming that makes me want to de-clutter and clean things. I am not sure how all of this builds up just because it is cold outside, but it does and now it has to go! While all the usual things will be done, dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing every surface in the house including window seals…there are other things that need just as much attention but are often over looked. I suppose it is a “out of sight, out of mind” type of thing.
One very important thing that needs some spring cleaning is your air conditioner. Walk around your a/c and make sure there is no debris around it that could potentially block air flow, such as leaves, sticks, or weeds or other human items (toys, tarps, etc) that might have been left outside and forgotten about.
Next, call and schedule a tune up. While some may feel that a pre-season tune up is not really
necessary – it is and could save you much more money than what the tune-up cost itself. Small
parts of your air conditioner can become loose or corroded while it is sitting there unused. Fixing
these small little things early will save you money and probably some hot “down time” while a
much bigger issue is being repaired later.
Also, remember to change your air filters EVERY 3 MONTHS. Put it on your calendar so you
will remember. These filters are so important because they clean the air and help to keep your
heating and cooling system running efficiently. If you are going to skimp on something, your
filter is not the place to do it! Go ahead and buy enough for the year (4) so you will have no
excuse to not stay on top of this little maintenance project.
There are more Spring Cleaning tips to come, but for now, change your filter and call Carmine’s
at 203-791-8090 to schedule your pre-season tune up. You will be at the head of line and ready
for the warm weather.