Spring is a great time to address some of those easy-to-forget chores: changing smoke alarm batteries, cleaning windows (ha, ha, ha), and cleaning/changing your filters!
I've noticed that for the last two days that my basement dehumidifier wasn't getting the air below 70% humidity. Not good. There goes another $300 I thought. Luckily before going shopping, I decided clean the washable filter. And boy did it need it! So I washed it, let it dry, and put it back in and voila, the humidity is already down to 60%. I'm sure after three hard years of use and lots of neglect, the dehumidifier also needs a good vacuuming and cleaning, but until then at least it's not a complete waste of electricity.
If you haven't changed your furnace filter in awhile (guilty) now is a great time to do that too!
What other neglected chores do we need to tend to this spring?