10 Tips for Fall Cleaning

10 Tips for Fall Cleaning

Deep cleaning your house should happen more than once a year and what better time to do it with fall rapidly approaching us. You may not know how much dirt can pile up in the summer, but with these simple cleaning tricks, your house will look like you just moved in. Dust before vacuuming. Clean your window tracks by dipping a Q-tip in white vinegar and run it along the track. This will make them their whitest white without replacing them. Clean your mattress the natural, chemical free way. All you need is essential lavender oil or fabric softener, baking soda and a kitchen strainer. Sprinkle it on your mattress and leave it for an hour then vacuum the bed. To clean your baseboards, take a sheet of fabric softener and rub them with it. They will pick up dust and grim that has built up since the last time you cleaned. If you appliances get sticky and gunky, use a few drops of water, cream of tartar and a sponge to get your stainless steel appliances looking brand new again. To clean the inside of a toaster, watch this video. Put water on a stubborn stain on your carpet then put a washcloth or towel over it and iron it to get it out. Dust builds up on light bulbs. An easy way to get it off is by wiping it with a microfiber cloth. To clean the rings around the toilet, snip off a slice of Magic Eraser and drop it in the toilet. Let it float overnight and it will remove the ring. Have an old...
Tips For End of Summer HVAC Maintenance

Tips For End of Summer HVAC Maintenance

It’s that time of year when the summer is settling down and the weather is getting cool. This can only mean its time for end of summer HVAC maintenance. Because the kids are heading back to school, houses are beginning to become empty during the day, which means it’s time to consider turning your thermostats down. Transitioning from the cooling season to the heating season also means taking care of any air conditioner maintenance tasks that you may have put off. Taking a few minutes to make follow these HVAC tips below will ensure that you get the most out of your last weeks of summer. Tips For End of Summer HVAC Maintenance Close your shades and blinds during the day. This will help keep the sun’s heat from raising the temperature in your home. It will also help ease the load on your air conditioner and allow you to save energy while you’re not at home. Use your ceiling fans more often. Transitioning to a season like fall is the perfect time to take advantage of energy-saving tips that remove a strain on your HVAC system. Typically, when you run your ceiling fan, you can turn your thermostat up 4 degrees without feeling a difference in temperature. Change your air filter. You should change it monthly anyway, however it’s very important to do it after summer. Summer is one of the seasons that your air filter gets dirty the fastest. That’s because your HVAC is running almost non-stop so airborne particles are constantly getting trapped in the filter. Clear debris from your outdoor condenser unit. If you haven’t...