Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

Get Your HVAC System Ready For Summer

by Mae Wallace

You may still be using the furnace now, but it won't be long before you'll be switching to the AC. With spring just around the corner, it's time to prepare your HVAC system for warmer temperatures and regular AC use. By getting a jump-start on your AC repair and maintenance, you can take control of your home's indoor climate and ensure your own comfort throughout the warmer weather ahead. 

Schedule Your Tune Up

Call the HVAC repair person in the late winter or early spring to schedule your AC tune up appointment. Doing this early in the year, before the temperatures have become consistently warmer, will help to ensure that your AC repair person will be available on your schedule. You may even enjoy some slow-season discounts, as prices on AC repair can be more competitive when AC repair people aren't as busy. 

Protect Your Condenser with Smart Landscaping

Soon you'll be starting your spring landscaping, and when you do, it's important to build-in special measures to protect your air conditioning condenser. Two things that you can provide for your air conditioning condenser to help it run and function at its best:

  • Shade cover
  • Air flow

Keep all shrubs and plants at least two feet away from the condenser to allow adequate air flow around the unit. To prevent weeds from growing in the bare space around the unit, lay down heavy rock mulch. Avoid using wood mulch, as it can create debris that will clog the fins of the condenser.

To provide your unit with shade cover, install a wall of tall shrubs just beyond the mulch, or install an attractive fence to hide the condenser and protect it from the sun's rays. With well-planned landscaping, your air conditioner will be properly protected.

Replace the Air Filter

Your HVAC system's air filter should be replaced every 90 days or more often. Since your furnace and AC use the same air filter, you should plan to replace the air filter as soon as the winter is over. This will ensure that the spent filter your furnace has been using will be thrown out and the AC will have a fresh filter this spring.  

These preparations will help to ensure that your AC unit will be up to the task of cooling your home when temperatures rise. For more tips, speak with your AC repair professional from places like Davis Repair Service when he or she arrives for the tune up. 


About Me

Give Your Shower a Luxury Upgrade

I don’t know about you, but I work hard, and at the end of the day, I really want to come home to a relaxing hot shower. That’s hard to do, though, when your shower enclosure is too small, or when your water pressure is terrible. I decided that what I needed to do was give my shower space an upgrade. I had a larger shower enclosure installed, along with some massage jets and a shower seat. I started this blog about shower options to help you learn how to upgrade and improve your own shower experience. It’s more affordable than you think, and you can even do some of the work yourself. Check out the tips and advice on this blog to get the shower that you deserve.