There’s no avoiding it if you’re a homeowner—the Spring cleaning list. You probably already have a lengthy annual checklist to begin to take care of now that winter is at its close. One question to ask, however, is if you have home performance, indoor air quality and home energy maintenance items included on that Spring cleaning list. These are extremely important items for this time of year when it comes to ensuring your home is as comfortable as it can possibly be.

In this blog post series, we’re laying out some items that you can include on your Spring cleaning checklist with some benefits and reasons for taking care of each. The series continues with part 2 tips below:

Prepare your screens. There’s nothing much better than letting in the fresh, clean air from outside through your windows and doors during the warmer weather that is just around the corner. During these transitional Spring days, it’s imperative that any screens in windows and doors are cleaned and prepared properly for use. This can be done easily by removing the screens to clean them or, if you store them during the winter, giving them another cleaning before installing them again. You’ll have fresh air circulating through your home and improving the indoor air quality before you know it!

Deep clean your carpets and rugs. Carpets and rugs sometimes get neglected during the “locked up” winter months. Spring is also a fairly dirty, muddy season, so it’s even more imperative to stay on top of vacuuming. Deep cleaning carpets and rugs is also a great idea. Doing so will ensure that trapped dirt, dust and other particles are eliminated before they have a chance to get into the home’s air flow.

Give your furry friends a cleaning. Staying on top of pet grooming can be one of the best ways to keep your indoor air quality fresh and clean, especially during the Spring. They are likely going outside for longer stretches of time than they did during the winter, so keeping them clean is more important than it has been in recent months. Plus, it will make cuddling with them that much more enjoyable!

Replace your furnace filter. A simple, yet extremely important Spring “cleaning” step is to make sure you’ve replaced your furnace filter with a proper new one. Each time you do so, you’re not only improving the efficiency of the system, you’re keeping your air clean.

We’ll be back with one final set of home energy and indoor air quality Spring cleaning tips shortly. Stay tuned and as always, if you need help with any of these items, or other items related to your home energy and performance needs during this crucial Spring season, don’t hesitate to contact us at BelRed today.

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