As winter melts away, it is time to start preparing your home for spring. To ensure that your home is ready for the changing of the seasons, there are a few essential tasks that you should complete. Taking the time to prep your home for each season will help you keep it in tip-top shape and avoid any potential issues from going unnoticed and causing damage. To rid your home of allergens and get a jump start on spring cleaning, here are some easy steps to prepare your home for spring.
Invest in a quality ventilation system
Spring brings warmer weather, fresh blossoms, and, unfortunately, allergens. To avoid spending the entire season with watery eyes and a runny nose, it’s important to invest in a quality ventilation system such as a mini split. Such a system will help filter your air and flush out any allergens that make their way inside. As such, you’ll be able to breathe easy and enjoy all the benefits of spring without the troublesome allergies that typically accompany it.
Make sure your AC unit is working properly
You don’t want to wait until temperatures start soaring to ensure that your AC unit is working correctly. The moderate temperatures of spring make it the perfect time to check that your AC unit is working properly. Some signs that your AC unit needs an upgrade include strange noises coming from your system, moisture buildup around the unit, or the fact that it simply isn’t blowing out cool air. If you notice that your air conditioner isn’t working properly, try changing the filters and making any necessary repairs. If you have experienced frequent issues with your system, consider replacing it to ensure that your home is ready to take on the summer heat when the time comes.
Deep clean your home’s interior
Another way to help keep your allergies at bay during allergy season is to deep clean your home’s interior. You didn’t think we would make a list of how to prep your home for spring without mentioning spring cleaning, did you? It is important to do a thorough cleaning of your home at least once every season to get rid of any dust, allergens, or mold that has accumulated over time. To conduct a proper deep cleaning of your home, make sure to dust and vacuum all areas of your home, including hard-to-reach areas such as high light fixtures, ceiling fans, behind or beneath appliances, above cabinets, and any other region outside of your normal cleaning routine. In addition, you should thoroughly scrub down your showers, toilets, and sinks to get rid of mold and grime. Don’t forget to attend to your appliances. Cleaning the inside of your oven, fridge, and freezer should also be a part of your spring-cleaning regime.
Clean your gutters
Cleaning your gutters is an essential task when it comes to preparing your home for spring. While many people forget to give the gutters a good cleaning, taking 20 minutes to do so will help prevent costly maintenance issues. If your gutters accumulate too much debris from leaves and twigs, they may become backed up. As a result, mold and mildew can end up festering and damaging the exterior of your home. If too much water accumulates, it could even start to leak inside of your home and cause further damage. As such, it is well worth your time to give your gutters some spring cleaning.
Declutter your home
As dust and other allergens settle around your home over time, it is important to dust and clean your home regularly—not just at the beginning of spring. Doing so, however, is difficult if there is a bunch of clutter to clean around. To help ensure that your home stays nice and clean all season long, make sure to take some time to declutter your space. Get rid of any unnecessary items lying around the home, and try to clear off surfaces as much as possible to make them easier to dust and rid them of allergens.
Power wash your home’s exterior
Over the winter, your home’s exterior can take a beating from inclement weather. If you notice that your home isn’t looking as fresh and clean as you would like, a quick power wash could do the trick. In addition to improving the appearance of your home, power washing your siding will also help remove any dirt, grime, mold, or algae that has developed. As such, it helps preserve the health of your home.
Locate and repair any leaks
As the snow starts to melt and spring showers arise, it is important to be on the lookout for mold. Mold typically thrives in dark moist environments so you should keep an eye out for any potential leaks in your home. Common areas where leaks occur in homes include under sinks, in attics, beneath and behind refrigerators, in crawl spaces, and in bathrooms. By locating and sealing off any leaks in your home, you can prevent mold from developing and getting out of control.
Seal windows and doors
Allergies are a serious issue for many people in the springtime. A leading cause of springtime allergies is the numerous types of pollen from newly blossoming flowers, trees, grass, and other plants that are remerging after sleeping through the winter. To prevent pollen and other allergens from getting inside of your home and triggering your allergies, it is important to seal off any doors and windows.
Keep an eye out for weeds
Many people associate spring with the blossoming of beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, spring also brings the presence of unwanted weeds. To prevent your lawn from turning into a field of dandelions, it is essential to pull such weeds as soon as you notice them starting to pop up. By snapping off their flower stems before they produce seed, you can avoid letting them overtake your lawn. To be extra thorough, you could also consider digging out their long taproots entirely. Doing so will completely eradicate the plant and ensure that the pesky flower-like weed doesn’t return.
The Pioneer Mini Split Store is eager to help you prepare your home for spring. If you need a new ventilation or air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable and allergen-free, take a look at our extensive collection of HVAC mini split system options. We offer a wide variety of ductless and ducted mini split systems that are easy to install, energy-efficient, and feature sleek aesthetics. To equip your home with a quality HVAC system this spring, shop the Pioneer Mini Split Store today.