AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Seasonal Tips for Your Home: Fast Fixes for August

As much as we love summer, it’s great to know we’ll soon catch a little break from all of the heat and humidity we’ve been experiencing in San Antonio. But before you jump into fall, let’s make sure you get your home in order. With that being said, here are five fast fixes to consider before August comes to an end:

Wash window treatments. There’s a lot of pollen and other air pollutants that fly around and build up on our curtains and window screens, so make sure you dust them off and have all your drapes washed or dry cleaned. When autumn arrives, you’ll be happy you freshened up the place!

Prevent Mildew in Your Garden. All the humid weather that accumulates over summer can cause your garden to suffer. What we mean is that your plants can be a victim of mildew, and wouldn’t we all love to avoid that! So, if you notice that your plants are growing really close together, try thinning them out to increase air circulation and decrease the chances of mildew growth. If the signs of mildew are already there, pick off the leaves that are infected and throw them away so that the rest of your garden can stay healthy!

Plant Fall Flowers. Flowers like crocus will harvest saffron, a wonderful spice that you can grow in just a matter of weeks! The saffron crocus typically blooms in 6 to 8 weeks and is a beautiful addition to any garden. If you get started now, you can grow them just in time for October!

Remove Pest Magnets. Items like tools, firewood, and toys are invitations for bugs and mice. However, by moving all of these things away from your siding, you can eliminate the possibility of pests entering your home.

Clean Your Air Ducts. Did you know cleaning your air ducts can boost the efficiencyand help your HVAC system to function more properly? This is especially important when your central air conditioning is constantly running. So call your local HVAC professional if you notice lots of dust in the ducts or if it’s been a long time since last had it cleaned.

If you’re searching for a reliable HVAC professional in the San Antonio area, look no further than Schmidt Mechanical – your neighborhood AC guy! We are a recipient of the 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award and can help you with any of your air conditioning and heating concerns during your August clean-up! For more information on the services we provide, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.