Utility Room Maintenance

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photo credit: matt.searles via photo pin cc

Spring is a good reminder to take care of things around the house that only need to be taken care of a couple of times a year.  Our extreme Minnesota climate requires us to do regular maintenance to make sure our homes are running smoothly and little problems don’t turn into bigger ones. If you look around your home and wonder what you should be doing in addition to opening your windows and enjoying the fresh, warm air with a cocktail in the yard, Practical Systems wants to give you some tips on how to keep your home appliances running smoothly.

A good reminder of where to start in your springtime maintenance is the utility room.  Our Minnesota summers tend to get a little humid, so there’s no reason for you to have your humidifier on.  While you’re at it, go ahead and turn your dehumidifier on.  Dehumidifiers will help keep your home feeling more cool and make it easier to sleep when our temperatures really start to rise in July, thus allowing your air conditioner to not have to work so hard.  Spring is also a good time to change your furnace filter, good prep for when it inevitably gets cold next fall.  You can also change your air exchanger off and clean the filters. 

If you find yourself confused on any of this, feel free to give Practical Systems a call.  If you don’t want to do any of the aforementioned suggestions, give us a call!  If you mention this blog we’ll knock $20.13 off of your service call.  This can be a perfect option for new home owners that want to learn how to maintain the mysterious machines in their utility room or for busy professionals that just want to come home and put their feet up after a long day.  For continued tips to maintain your home’s heating and air system, be sure to follow Practical Systems on Facebook and LinkedIn!

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