The Home Maintenance Checklist for Warm Weather
Properly preparing a home or other property for warmer spring and summer weather can help to reduce long-term maintenance costs and minimize the risk of many problems that have the potential to cause significant discomfort or inconvenience.
Professional inspection, repair, and installation services are often required to ensure seasonal maintenance efforts can be as productive and successful as possible.
- Coolant level inspection and replacement
- Air filter replacement
- Inspection of all ducts and vents
Climate control systems that have been poorly maintained can make it far harder to maintain a comfortable interior temperature. Having the system assessed by a qualified professional before the arrival of warmer weather will help to ensure that equipment will remain to continue to provide dependable service throughout the year.
Inspect and Replace Home Insulation
Proper insulation is essential to reduce unwanted heat transfer and ensure cost-effective interior cooling. Replacing old insulation to ensure optimal performance can make a substantial difference in the effort to lower the cost of utility bills. Periodic inspection of home insulation is an important part of annual and seasonal upkeep that often goes overlooked.
The insulation commonly found in older homes is often unable to provide the superior level of performance needed to ensure home heating and cooling can be done more efficiently, efficiently and for less overall cost.
Repair Irrigation Systems for More Effective Yard and Landscape Maintenance
Proper lawn maintained can be far more challenging when sprinkler and irrigation systems fail to function properly.
Inspecting plumbing, fixtures and irrigation equipment for leaks, obstructions, and other issues may allow for more efficient watering and can identify any problems that may pose a risk to landscaping or even a home’s foundation.
A thorough assessment of irrigation systems often entails:
- Water-pressure testing
- Replacement of all gaskets, fittings, and fixtures that may show signs of wear
- Inspection of all water lines and faucets
Colder winter weather can lead to frozen pipes that may damage fixtures or result in leaky water lines. Failing to detect and address such problems may lead to numerous issues and countless problems that homeowners would do well to avoid.
Replacing Weatherstripping, Testing and Lubricate All Doors and Windows
Weatherstripping that has become cracked or worn may place greater stress on climate control equipment and may even allow moisture to enter the home. A seasonal inspection of all doors and windows can be a valuable addition to any maintenance or upkeep checklist.
Replacing worn weatherstripping as well as lubricating all doors and hinges can prevent many of the most common issues that tend to crop up throughout the spring and summer. Noticing a draft or the presence of moisture near a door or window frame is a universal sign that the existing weatherstripping may be overdue for replacement.