Replace the Windows to Maintain Your Home
If you have older windows in your home, consider replacing them this summer. Energy-efficient windows allow sunlight in while preventing the temperature-controlled air from leaving your home. Poorly insulated windows are most noticeable in the winter when it’s tough to keep the home comfortable. Upgrade your windows during the summer and enjoy lower power bills year-round.
Improve the Landscaping
Summer is the right time to take care of gardening and landscaping projects. An attractive yard increases property value and curb appeal. Many landscaping tasks are easy to do yourself. Keep the lawn mowed, plant flower beds, and trim weeds around sidewalks and the driveway. Add landscape lighting to draw attention to the best features of your yard.
Maintain Your Home by Painting
Painting is an easy and inexpensive upgrade. A fresh coat of paint will improve and change the mood of a space. Summer is good for painting because you can open the windows. Good airflow helps the paint dry faster. Paint an entire room or just an accent wall in the bedroom or living room. If your walls are already in good condition, you might decide to only paint the trim or choose a different color for the ceiling.
Pleasant weather also provides time for roof repairs. Remove branches and tree limbs from the roof and clean away any algae and moss growth. Have a professional inspect the roof to look for problem areas. Taking care of roof maintenance during summer helps prepare your home for winter weather.
Have the HVAC System Serviced
Your home’s HVAC unit needs regular inspection, cleaning, and maintenance so that it will run efficiently. A well-maintained heating and cooling system will last longer and perform better. Change the filters as recommended by the manufacturer and have your system professionally serviced at least annually.