Homeownership is one of the most rewarding adult experiences.
Once you’re handed the keys to your new home, you’re on top of the world. Nothing can pop the bubble of euphoria you’ve been living in… until you get a hefty bill for a problem you didn’t even know you had.
Had there been a way to prevent it you would have done everything in your power to avoid it. If only there was some sort of guide that outlined what homeowners should be maintaining each season to avoid costly bills down the road.
Lucky for you, we’ve got that guide right here.
Winter home maintenance tips
When the temperatures start to drop, it’s crucial to ensure that your heating system is working.
In a perfect world, your heating system would be serviced annually by a professional. If you’ve recently installed it, ask the person servicing it to make sure that systems were properly installed. Furnace air filters should be replaced at the beginning of winter as clogged filters slow your furnace down, causing it to use more energy and be less efficient.
If you plan on being away from home for a while, never turn your heat off completely. Ensuring adequate temperatures and air circulation in your house will prevent your pipes from freezing.
Spring home maintenance tips
Take this opportunity to spring into being a prepared homeowner.
Start by having your AC unit inspected by a professional before turning it on for the first time this year. It’s a good habit that is not only an excellent safety measure, but one that can help prolong the life of the unit.
Once you’ve had your AC unit inspected, check on your outdoor lighting to make sure nothing is damaged. If any lights are broken, reach out to a qualified team of electricians (like us!) to learn more about your options for outdoor lighting.
Summer home maintenance tips
Summer is meant for long weekends, outdoor gatherings, and days at the beach.
If you just spent all day at the beach or out with friends, the last thing you want to do is come home to a house that feels like a sauna. That is why smart home thermostats are a wise investment.
This will allow you to set your home to a comfortable temperature and help you save on your energy bills. You can set the temperature from your phone, so when you’re on the go on a busy summer day you don’t have to take time away from what’s important.
Fall home maintenance tips
Autumn is the perfect time to make any much-needed upgrades to your home. The temperature is perfect and the kids are back in school so you have a few blissful hours to yourself to get things done.
Fall into the habit of properly storing your summer electrical household items. You likely won’t need your lawn mower or trimmer until next spring, so make sure it’s stored in a secure area where it won’t get damaged by the elements. If you don’t have a place to put them where they’ll be completely protected from the elements, check to see if they’re weatherproof. If you don’t know how to tell, reach out to us!
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