Use these tips from a professional green-home expert to refresh your home after a long winter.

Many places around the U.S. are still thawing out from what seemed like an exceptionally cold February, but spring cleaning can’t begin too soon. Being cooped up indoors all winter makes a house feel overly lived-in and in need of refreshing. So while you’re putting away winter clothes and heavy comforters, take the opportunity to deep-clean your home and get periodic maintenance done. It’s not just dirt that needs to be eliminated; it’s pollutants and inefficiency too!

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