Since April is traditionally the month most often associated with \u201cSpring Cleaning\u201d here are my top ten tasks that are easy to forget but important to do at least one or more times a year. Roll up your sleeves, open some windows and breathe the fresh air. Then, tune-in to your favorite playlist and give your home some extra love!\u00a0 Here goes:The #1 task on my list each spring is to \u201ctune-up\u201d my AC system. Take it from The Coop, there\u2019s nothing worse than your AC dying in the middle of a heat wave.\u00a0 What\u2019s more, you surely won\u2019t want to do the 9 other things on this list if you\u2019re hot and sweaty! \u00a0Call a professional heating and cooling contractor like Cooper Mechanical to inspect your equipment and make sure you\u2019re ready for the season. Preventative maintenance will minimize potential ac repairs and breakdowns, increase the lifespan of your system, and decrease energy costs.Dust your whole house \u2013 I mean everything! That goes for ceiling fans which gather all sorts of gunk on the blades over the winter season, under beds and behind furniture.\u00a0 Wipe down the air vents, returns, and grilles connected to your duct work as dirt tends to gather here, limiting air flow.\u00a0 Hopefully, you\u2019ve invested in a duster with a telescopic handle for hard-to-reach places like hanging lighting fixtures, plant shelves, door jams, and way up in the corners of ceilings where cobwebs lurk.Vacuum your floors, but don\u2019t stop there. Vacuum upholstery and drapes that can\u2019t be easily laundered, and very importantly, don\u2019t forget to vacuum the coils of your refrigerator located on the back or the bottom of the appliance.\u00a0 Be sure to vacuum the inside of your cabinets, too.\u00a0 I don\u2019t know how dirt and other particulates get in there, but it\u2019s up to you to clean it. Then, vacuum your mattress and spot clean, if necessary.\u00a0 While you\u2019re at it, turn your mattress so it wears evenly and you sleep more comfortably.Shampoo your carpet once a year or more, particularly if you have pets, to keep it fresh and to extend its life.Washing your windows and screens may seem like a lot of work, but the resulting views will be so much brighter and clearer.When was the last time you washed your pillow and comforter? Think of all the sweat, grime, and residue covering it.\u00a0 Yuck!Disinfect your computer\u2019s sticky keyboard and mouse according to the manufacturers\u2019 directions.Maximize the efficiency and longevity of your washing machine and dishwasher by sanitizing these appliances.Reseal your granite and the grout lines of your tile so they\u2019re protected from water, stains and household dirt and grime.Last but not least, properly dispose of outdated medicine and secure all prescription meds in an appropriate location.Once you\u2019re finished, give yourself a pat on the back, and start tackling the yard.\u00a0 Ahhh, home ownership!