The weather is warming up, and the days are getting longer, which means it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for spring. Thoroughly clean gutters, prepare your HVAC system, and handle other tasks now so you’ll be ready for time spent outside with friends and family later. Here are some of the best ways to get your home ready for spring.
Thoroughly Clean Your Gutters to Prepare Your Home for Spring
During spring rains, your gutters play a critical role in moving water off of your roof and away from your home’s foundation. When they are clogged with leaves or yard debris or otherwise damaged, it leads to flooding in your basement, mold growth, and more. As you prepare your home for spring, thoroughly clean out your gutters and confirm that your downspouts are draining away from your property.
Prepare Your HVAC System
When preparing your home for spring, give your HVAC system some attention. You’ll stop using the heater over the coming weeks, and your air conditioner will take over. It’s a great idea to have both units inspected to ensure that nothing is wrong. Many homeowners wait until it is too late to turn their air conditioner on and discover issues that require emergency service on a hot day.
Change Filters to Prepare Your Home for Spring
The air quality inside your home affects your health, so replace your HVAC filters once a month if you have pets or indoor allergies. As you prepare your home for spring, change and clean other filters around your home, like the filter for your air purifier, your water purification system, and more. If you haven’t already, set up calendar reminders for when it’s time to change any filter in your home.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Your roof takes a beating throughout the winter from snow, wind, and ice. However, you need your roof to protect your home during the summer storm season. A home inspector carefully looks through the interior and exterior of your home, including the roof, to make sure that there are no issues that need to be fixed of before spring rains arrive.
Get Your Lawnmower Ready
As you prepare your home for spring, get your lawnmower ready. Complete a seasonal tune-up by:
- Draining and replacing the oil
- Sharpening the lawnmower blades
- Removing lawn debris
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Charging the batteries or refilling your gas storage