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Maintenance Tips

General guidelines for keeping your home cool and efficient
  • Have a qualified HVAC Professional inspect your home's duct and cooling equipment.

  • Clean or replace your AC filters every three months.
  • Clean chimney and check to see if your fireplace is working properly.
  • Clean out rain gutters and storm drains.
  • Clean and vacuum vents, baseboard heaters and ducts.
  • Seal air leaks in the attic, basement and crawlspace, and also around windows and doors.
  • Check your attic for proper insulation. ( The U.S. Department of Energy suggests a value between R-22 and R-49.)
  • Keep shades or curtains drawn on the sunny side of the house, especially during early- and mid-afternoon hours.
Extra steps you can take to save energy:
  • ​Install a programmable thermostat, so you can preset temperatures for different times of the day. ​
  • Replace single-pane windows with newer double models, which help reflect the sun's ray and reduce energy loss.
  • Aply a reflective coating to your roof.  When replacing your roof, use light-colored shingles.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent to create a cooler feeling and save lighting cost.
  • Install awnings or plant trees outside your home to create shade.
Things you can do to improve air quality and reduce potential health risks:
  • ​When adjusting clocks, change batteries in smoke alarms, as well as radon and carbon monoxide detectors.​
  • Consider a ventilation system to increase air circulation inside and add a healthy dose of fresh air.
  • Clean water-damaged carpets and materials, or consider replacement.
  • Reduce the potential for buildup of allergy-causing pollutants by keeping your house clean.
  • Take special precaution when operating fuel-burning appliances to avoid leakage.
  • Store and dispose of household chemicals in a safe manner.