The new year is an excellent time to inspect your property, ensure everything is working correctly, and identify any potential problems or repairs that need addressing. By catching small issues early on, you can avoid the headache of breakdowns and repairs down the road.

To help you kick off the year on the right note, we’ve compiled a comprehensive Whole Home Maintenance Checklist. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, these tasks will keep your dwelling in tip-top shape throughout the year.

  • Change or clean air filters
  • Clean air vents
  • Keep shrubs trimmed around the outdoor unit
  • Test smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Schedule cooling maintenance
  • Schedule heating maintenance
  • Consider installing a smart thermostat
  • Electrical check
  • Inspect plumbing
  • Invest in a whole-home maintenance plan

Want to schedule expert HVAC maintenance? Contact Air Control!

At Air Control Home Services, we have more than 30 years of experience in heating and cooling maintenance and repairs. Our dedicated professionals are committed to providing exceptional results through a range of services, including one-time AC and heating maintenance, as well as our Comfort Club Maintenance Plan. Members enjoy annual HVAC maintenance, in addition to plumbing and electrical check-ups, for a worry-free home!

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Change or Clean Dirty Air Filters

Your home’s air filters trap dust, dirt, pet dander, and other small particles to prevent them from circulating in your home’s air. Changing or cleaning your filters keeps your home cleaner and can reduce some health risks associated with poor indoor air quality. Plus, your HVAC system will thank you, as healthy airflow is needed to keep your heating and cooling systems flowing smoothly.

Clean Air Vents

Just like your air filters, your air vents collect dust and other particles as air travels in and out of your HVAC system. Cleaning the vents helps your HVAC system operate more efficiently and can improve the quality of your indoor air.

Pro tip: make sure none of your air vents have accidentally been closed in unused rooms. This can block airflow and potentially damage your HVAC system.

Keep Shrubs Trimmed Around the Outdoor Unit

When bushes and weeds grow around your outdoor condenser unit, it can restrict airflow to your HVAC system, cause overheating, and even reduce the lifespan of your system. Make sure there’s at least 2 – 3 feet of clearance surrounding your outdoor unit for maximum efficiency.

Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Regularly inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they operate as they should. If you have hardwired devices, regular inspections from an electrician are necessary. For battery-operated units, batteries should be replaced at least twice a year.

Schedule Cooling Maintenance

Just like an oil change and tire rotation for your car, AC maintenance will get you better ​“mileage” out of your cooling system. During a maintenance visit, your HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect all moving parts, repair any worn or damaged components, clean and lubricate the system, and recalibrate your thermostat. While you can do a few things, such as keeping the filter changed, the rest should be left to a professional.

Schedule Heating Maintenance

Heating maintenance involves thoroughly inspecting and maintaining your home’s heating system, typically performed before the colder seasons. HVAC professionals focus on tasks such as cleaning and replacing air filters, inspecting and lubricating moving parts, checking thermostat settings, and ensuring proper system calibration. This preventative maintenance helps enhance the system’s efficiency for lower energy bills throughout winter but also identifies potential issues before they escalate and prolong the lifespan of the heating unit.

Consider Installing a Smart Thermostat

Upgrading to a smart thermostat offers numerous advantages, enhancing both convenience and energy efficiency in a home. These devices provide remote accessibility through smartphone apps, allowing users to control heating and cooling settings from their phones. Some smart thermostats even have ​“learning capabilities,” which means they will learn and adapt to your heating and cooling usage over time, providing recommendations to optimize your home’s energy efficiency and save you on energy bills.

Electrical Check

Inspect for Loose Outlets & Signs of Faulty Wiring

An electrical check is essential for ensuring the safety and functionality of your electrical system. A basic task you can do as a homeowner is inspect for loose or damaged outlets, as well as potentially damaged wiring. It’s important not to let these things linger, as loose wiring poses a serious safety hazard.

Inspect Plumbing

Plumbing concerns can be frustrating. Getting a jump on potential issues can save you from clogged drains and overflowing toilets.

Check for Leaks Around Water Appliances

Leaking water indicates repairs or even a replacement is needed. Small leaks quickly turn into major water damage, so it’s essential to check for these things periodically.

Schedule Drain Cleaning for Slow or Clogged Drains

Prevention is the best way to keep your drains flowing freely. But sometimes, common household culprits like hair, food debris, soap scum, grease, and toilet paper can result in slow-moving or recurring clogged drains. If you have problem drains that just won’t quit, schedule a professional drain cleaning.

At Air Control Home Services, our licensed plumbers will locate your drain or sewer clog – no matter how deep, and then suggest options on how to remove it permanently. Give us a call at (928) 680-0600 or schedule your drain cleaning online today.

Invest in a Whole-Home Maintenance Plan

Investing in an annual HVAC maintenance plan is highly beneficial for homeowners, especially here in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The region’s extreme temperatures, with scorching summers and chilly winters, put a significant strain on our heating and cooling systems. Regular, planned maintenance from experienced professionals ensures that these systems operate efficiently, preventing unexpected breakdowns and extending their lifespan.

At Air Control Home Services, our Comfort Club whole-home maintenance plan provides members with annual heating and cooling maintenance visits– and even plumbing and electrical check-ups!* Plus, with perks like discounts on repairs, priority scheduling, and more, you’ll enjoy a more efficient home (not to mention peace of mind) for the best value possible.

** Plumbing and electrical maintenance services are available only in certain areas of Mohave County. Please contact us for details.

Want to save money on whole-home maintenance? Call Air Control Home Services

With thousands of 5‑star reviews, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners in Lake Havasu trust Air Control Home Services for all their cooling, heating, plumbing, and electrical needs. Whether you need speedy repairs, an honest quote for a new installation, or seasonal maintenance to keep your home running efficiently, contact our team of highly-trained professionals today.

Interested in our Comfort Club Maintenance Plan? Call us at (928) 680-0600 and we’d be happy to explain more about how to sign up and what’s included. We’re proud to say it’s the best deal in Lake Havasu City and the surrounding Mohave County communities!

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