Save Money & get ready for Summer Now!

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Spring is quickly approaching, and in San Antonio and South Texas, we are likely to have plenty of summer-like weather long before it gets here.

There are a number of projects and maintenance that can save you money when done in the coming months.

We all know the old saying, “The early bird gets the worm” And it’s held up because it applies to so many things, and Home Improvements are no exception!

Getting a jump on the summer months, and being the first to schedule work with contractors while business is still slow, and the weather is still nice, will save money in labor, and give you a stronger footing to negotiate the best possible price.

So let’s dive in, and save you some money!

The biggest expense you will run into this summer might not just hit your pocketbook, it could affect your health as well!

You might have guessed it, your HV/AC system is crucial here in South Texas, and if it hasn’t been maintained properly it is likely to go out at the worst time, costing you a lot more than it would have to do some preventative maintenance.

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-There are a number of things you should do regularly, that will not only increase the life of your equipment, but will increase its efficiency as well.

ASAP:

  • Buy high quality pleated air filters

  • Keep outdoor unit clear of grass, leaves and other debris

  • Install gutters or rain diverter to direct water away from the outdoor unit

  • Make sure there is at least 2 feet of free space on all sides of the outdoor unit

Monthly/Seasonal:

  • Replace all air filters every 90 days in the winter, and once a month in the summer

  • Pour 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar (9%) down condensate line while the unit is not running every time you change out the air filters. If your drain is clogged, watch this video for a good way to take care of the clog ( they use bleach which is also fine)

  • If you have a furnace humidifier, turn off the water in the summer month, and replace filter in the fall before turning the water back on

While these things will increase efficiency, and prolong the life of your equipment, it is still a good idea to have a licensed HVAC technician inspect the system every spring and fall if not quarterly. Click here, and we’ll get a licensed technician out to perform any necessary maintenance

SUMMER IS COMING!

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Photo by [2Ni] on Unsplash

Trevor Howell