Is your home ready for Spring?
Warmer weather is on its way and there are several ways to get your home ready. Our plumbing and HVAC experts give you tips for your home.
Spring Home Checklist
Whether you have a swamp cooler or a refrigerated air conditioner, this is the time of year that you need some TLC. Our HVAC experts are here to prep your system for those warmer temperatures and ensure that your air conditioner/swamp cooler will keeps you cool all summer long.
- Swamp cooler start-up – If you have a swamp cooler, you know that starting it up isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Pads and parts need to be replaced, water lines need to be connected…the list goes on. Turn to our experts who will ensure that your cooler gives you the coolest possible temperatures all summer long.
- AC inspection/tune-up – If you have refrigerated air, you should also get your system inspected and filters replaced to prevent unexpected problems in summer.
- Furnace Shutdown – As part of our professional service, our experts will ensure that your furnace is properly shutdown to operate your swamp cooler. We’ll ensure that the gas is off and the unit is completely shut down for summer.
Other home maintenance tips
Here are some other tips you can do around your house to get your house ready for spring and identify any minor issues to prevent major problems.
Check Outdoor Faucets For Leaks
It’s a good idea to go outside and turn on each outdoor faucet. If water is running down the side of the wall or spraying out from the spigot you may have a leak.
Check Sprinkler System For Leaks
Before you start using your sprinkler system, turn it on and inspect each head. Is it working properly? Do you have good water pressure? If its leaking or water pressure is low, call TLC.
Check Your Toilets For Leaks
A toilet leak can run up your water bill very fast. Toilets can leak water from the tanks into the bowl without you ever knowing. Fortunately, it is easy to check for a toilet leak.
Test Smoke Detectors
It’s a good idea to test your smoke detectors regularly. Just push the “test” button on your smoke detector. You should hear a high-pitched alarm. If you don’t hear it at all or it sounds weak, change the batteries or replace the smoke detector.
Get Leaky Faucets Fixed
A leak can run up your water bills fast. If you’ve got some faucets or fixtures in the house that drip or leak, spring is a great time to get them replaced. Sometimes, this is easy enough to do on your own, but if you run into any issues, TLC is here for you.
Flush Your Water Heater
Your water heater needs to be flushed at least once a year to make sure it doesn’t get sediment buildup. This can help extend the life of your water heater. Also, every 5 years you need to get the anode rod replaced. This rod protects from corrosion and needs to be replaced by a licensed plumber.