Plumbing & HVAC Tips

Spring/Summer Plumbing and HVAC Tips

  • Inspect your gutters. Make sure any debris or small animal nests have been removed so rain water does not accumulate in your gutters.
  • Check out your sump pump. Pour water into your sump pump pit. Then turn on the sump pump to make sure it is getting rid of water correctly.
  • Pour water into drains that are not used very often to fill up the traps and prevent odors from coming into your home.
  • Consider replacing older model toilets in your home with low-consumption or low-flush toilets. This can drastically cut your water consumption.
  • Inspect your water heater to make sure there are no signs of rust colored water or any extra moisture around the base of the water heater.
  • Have your air conditioning system tuned-up. This will help to make sure your system is operating at peak efficiency and will save you money. Make sure shrubs and bushes are cut away from your outside unit and remove leaves, grass clippings, dirt, and any other debris.
  • Keep your thermostat at a constant temperature. You can raise the thermostat 2-3 degrees during the day while you are away. Consider installing a programmable thermostat.
  • Install an attic fan to help hot air out of the attic. Warm air in the attic can build up and make your air conditioner work harder to you home cool.
  • Use blinds, curtains, and shades to reduce the amount of sunlight entering your home during the day. Make sure windows and doors are caulked.