Spring has arrived in Nashville! And if you haven’t already started thinking about spring cleaning, Parthenon Plumbing Heating & Cooling makes it easy with this list of the 5 Most Important Home Maintenance Tips for Spring. Complete all five to ensure nothing ruins your summer plans!

1. Change Your Air Filters

One of the more overlooked aspects of home care is changing out air filters. Air filters are exactly what they sound like – they filter the air! As simple as it sounds, filters keep the air you breathe healthy and hygienic. While it’s a great spring tip, you should change them every one-to-two months to avoid getting dirt, debris, and bacteria into your unit or into your lungs. If you have pets, you may need to change your filters more often. In addition, according to Energy.gov, routinely replacing or cleaning air filters can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent.

2. Clear The Area Around Your Condensing Unit

Is your outdoor condensing unit constantly battling with debris buildup? Depending on your lawn and the time of year, clearing it may become a frequent task. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can obstruct the unit, hindering its efficiency. We advise regular checks and clearing any debris to ensure optimal functioning. Additionally, trim shrubs or bushes near the unit, maintaining a two-foot clearance for proper airflow. As storms are common in Middle Tennessee, flying debris can pose a threat to outdoor HVAC units. If post-storm concerns arise, it’s best to rely on a Parthenon expert for safe disassembly and thorough cleaning.

3. Schedule Your Seasonal Tune-Up!

A tune-up is a regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance check to ensure everything is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. These check-ins are important because maintenance issues that go undetected can lead to entire units needing to be replaced. We know that scheduling routine checkups is easy to forget, so we created our Parthenon Partners program to keep you up to date with all your regular plumbing, heating, and cooling maintenance without worrying about hiring multiple companies. Parthenon Partners offers a cheaper all-in-one package that provides maintenance every six months, a 20% discount on plumbing and HVAC repairs, and 24-hour emergency services.

4. Flush Your Water Heater

Now that spring is here, it is the perfect time to have a professional flush out your water heater. It is recommended that you flush your water heater at least once per year to help prevent sediment build up. Sediment causes your water heater to work harder than it should, which can lead to serious issues such loss of water pressure or even the breakdown of the tank itself. Issues with water heaters can occur in as little as two years without proper care and maintenance.

5. De-Winterize Your Home

As we transition into the warmer months, it’s essential to reverse the home maintenance tasks performed only four months ago in preparation for winter. One crucial step is adjusting your ceiling fans to ensure they circulate air downward into the room. Simply locate the small switch on the fan’s body and make the adjustment. For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s also an exciting time as now you can unveil your outdoor spigots, reconnect the garden hose, and reveal your patio furniture for enjoyment in the warmer weather ahead.

So now that you have your To-Do List, please consider Parthenon Plumbing Heating & Cooling to help knock a few out for you, while you can sit back and enjoy the spring sun. We have you covered!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (615) 298-2995.