When the summer is coming to an end, it is time to start performing some necessary house maintenance. This is not only to help with certain areas of your home that were used regularly during the hotter weather, but also to get ready for the next cold season. Keep in mind if you live somewhere that is still warm in the fall, some of this can be done near the middle of fall when the weather starts cooling off a little.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Since you probably used your air conditioner quite a bit during the hot summer months, now is the perfect time to do a little maintenance. This will get your HVAC unit ready for the fall and winter when you need to use your heater. One of the most important things to do with your HVAC system after summer is to clean out the air filter. The air filter keeps pet dander, dirt, and debris from exiting the vents and entering rooms in your home, but it does get clogged and needs to be cleaned out routinely. If your air filter is disposable, then you just throw it away and get a new one. Also run the unit to make sure it is working properly and call an HVAC technician if you have any concerns.
Remove Debris From Your Roof
Your roof also needs to be fully prepared before it starts to rain and snow. You are at risk of ice dams in the winter, which form when snow melts prematurely on your roof, drips to the gutters, then sits there in the gunk until the weather outside causes it to freezer again. This can do a lot of damage to your roofing materials. To prevent them, you need to have clean gutters and no debris on your roof. After the summer season is over, it is a good time to clean the gutters. Make sure you repeat the same thing between summer and winter.
Clean Your Outdoor Spaces
You should also take some time cleaning your outdoor spaces, such as your front porch and your patio. Remove any debris on the patio and porch, as well as sweep your driveway. Get a power washer or a hose with a high-pressure nozzle and clean any concrete or other hard surfaces outdoors. If you used your grill often during the summer, now is a good time to make sure it is clean and cover it before the cold weather starts.
Get the Pool Clean
If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, it was probably used often during the summer, but won't be used much when the temperatures start to drop. Now is a good time to clean it out, removing debris, leaves, and twigs from the pool before you cover it. You should not leave this debris in the pool before covering it and getting it prepared for the winter season. For assistance, talk to a professional like Leisure Coast Pool Centre.Share
17 November 2016
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