Spring is here, and warmer weather is beginning to make its way across the country! Is your home ready for the heat of summer? There are several steps you can take to make sure that your home can withstand the weather that the coming seasons will bring.
Schedule an AC tune-up - Having your AC unit inspected and maintained annually is important to ensure it continues to run as efficiently as possible. Your AC technician will ensure that filters are clean, electrical connections are in working order, and any broken or worn components are replaced.
Attic insulation - If you have not done so recently, consider updating your home's attic insulation to keep your house cool during the summer months. Updated attic insulation will not only affect the temperature of your home, but it can also help you save on your power bill by preventing your AC unit from constantly running.
Prepare your outdoor living spaces - Warmer weather will have you wanting to use your outdoor living spaces more frequently. Make sure to clean and pressure-wash these areas so they are readily available for use.
Check on your roof and gutters - The summer months can often bring increased rainfall. Ensuring that your roof and gutters can withstand summer storms is important to the safety of your home. Be sure to check your roof for leaks and clean any debris from your gutters.
Check outdoor plumbing - If you live in a location with especially cold winters, check the outdoor plumbing on your home as soon as the threat of overnight freezing has passed. Remove any insulators from spigots and restore the water supply.
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