As winter comes to a close and we retire our heaters for the season, it’s time to start preparing for those warm New Orleans springs and summers. Did you know that there are a few key ways you can prepare your home for warmer weather?
At Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, your comfort is our passion, so we’ve created a guide to make transitioning to warm weather as easy as possible. Read below to learn more!
How Can I Prepare My Home for Warmer Weather?
Spring is upon us, and we know you have questions about weatherizing your home. Below, we’ve outlined four great ways to make sure you and your family stay as comfortable as possible during the warmer seasons.
Fix Drafty Windows
If you suspect you’re losing energy through drafts in your windows or doors, it’s a great time to seal them. Sealing any gaps in your doors or windows can be a great way to save energy and prepare for spring and summer, especially in older homes. Window caulking can be used as an easy and cost-effective way to combat leaky windows and can be bought at hardware stores.
Sealing cracks in windows and doors can also protect them from outdoor weather, slowing their aging process.
Consider an AC Tune-Up
An AC tune-up for your HVAC system is just like getting a tune-up for your car and is a great way to prepare your home for warmer weather. We recommend getting an annual tune-up done by a professional to check out your system and see how it’s functioning.
When you schedule an AC tune-up with Surgi’s, a professional technician will inspect your system and diagnose any existing issues.
Tune-ups have many great benefits including:
- Increased energy efficiency in your home
- Saving on energy bills
- Longer system lifespan
- Fewer HVAC repairs year-round
Get Your Seasonal AC Maintenance
Preventative HVAC maintenance is a measure to ensure that your system runs smoothly through the spring and summer seasons. The last thing you want to be worrying about when that warmer weather arrives is your AC breaking down.
When you schedule maintenance, a professional will come to your home to inspect and evaluate your unit and make sure your system is running smoothly for the rest of the season. Preventative maintenance is a good way to ensure that your system’s life lasts as long and avoids as many repairs as possible.
Consider Upgrading Your Thermostat
If you’re still using a manual thermostat, you might be paying too much on your energy bill and missing out on the benefits that a smart thermostat can provide.
After a long period of heater use, smart thermostats can be extremely beneficial to make setting your temperature less of a chore.
Smart thermostats can make it easy to set your temperature higher when you’re away during the day and have your home pre-cooled for you when you arrive. They can also provide you with energy usage information and save you a bundle on your bill throughout the year!
Call Surgi’s Today!
If you’re ready to schedule your seasonal maintenance or tune-up or have questions about getting your home ready for summer, Surgi’s AC has got you covered. We have proudly served New Orleans, Kenner and the surrounding area for years and we make your comfort our top priority.
Call us today to schedule!