Whether you choose to believe it or not, springtime is just around the corner. The below-freezing and cold days have passed, and it’s finally time to welcome the warmer weather. The changes in seasons should always remind homeowners to change out their air filters. Since most people suggest changing your filters out every 3 months at a minimum, just line up your filter changes for whenever the new season arrives! Another important factor that will change your indoor air quality is how clean your ductwork is. You should arrange for a professional duct cleaning around every 4-7 years. If you have a programmable or smart thermostat, now is the time you should start to readjust them. Make sure you are not burning extra energy and money by forgetting to change your thermostat settings and scheduling. Last but most definitely not least, make sure you are scheduling your annual spring maintenance check-up with your regular HVAC person. Even if you don’t do any of the previously recommended things, you should at least schedule this appointment. A professional will come to your home to check on your heating and air conditioning system to make sure that everything is functioning properly. Everyone wants their home to be comfortable year-round and through every season. Since spring happens to be right around the corner, here are some tips to be sure you stay comfortable during the spring. Some things we recommend doing to lower indoor humidity include:
Seal Air Leaks– This is a big way that most of the humidity in your home got there.
Trade your floor fans for ceiling fans– If you want to get air to circulate, use ceiling fans as an alternative instead. Keep your windows shut on humid days.
Optimize bathroom and kitchen ventilation– Turn on the vent fan in your bathroom before you take a shower and run it for around 10 minutes after you turn off the water.
Get out and soak up the pretty spring weather! When you do have to go inside, you will be confident that there are a good amount of ways to stay comfortable and save money doing it. You don’t even have to run your heat or AC.