The world never stays the same, and nothing applies to that sentiment more than owning your own home. Each season has its own contrasts that can help revitalize our moods and offer a chance for something new. Before the winter months descend on your home or the cherry blossoms bloom in springtime (bringing pollen with them), make sure your home renovations are up to date for every season.
Snow and Ice
The first snow has come and gone, and most of us should be acclimated to the colder days. There are probably snow tracks all over your floor, and you may prefer to say inside. It is important for homeowners to make indoor comfort a reality throughout every month of the year. When it comes to surviving winter in an older home, the first thing you should check on is the home’s heaters and ductwork. You want to make sure your furnace, heater, or HVAC system is up to date. If you don’t have working heat, it will be a rough season in the old home. It is also a good idea to seal or paint or any exterior wood within the home. After the autumn foliage has fallen, you always want to do a quick check on your gutters, so that by the time the ice and snow comes, no excess leaves get frozen, causing a blockage. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, please make sure you clean out the chimney, as that can be a major safety hazard.
Falling in Love With Your Home
Summer is long gone, and the cooler days of fall have arrived. The air conditioning has been switched off for good, and the thermostat has moved up. There is plenty to do before the autumn months end to get you ahead for the colder and stormy months and transform an old house into a home. This is the season that many starts to nest and try to feel cozier inside their smart home. Pumpkin spice lattes and candles can easily be found at every store, but this is also not a time to neglect your home. The first thing on the list should be to check your windows and doors for any leaks. Another big item that should be on your list is taking the time to trim back any trees or overgrown hedges. Nothing is worse when the snow hits and nature can’t hold up under all the ice and snow. You want to make sure the trees on your property are far away from any power lines and your roof.
Letting the Sunshine in
Spring is a great time to really clean out your home. These friendlier months are when we all start to open up our windows and let the fresh air inside. It is a good idea to give your windows a deep clean. It would help if you also thought about replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors. Since the ground is still thawing, a lot can be done inside the house to get your home ready for the season. Take half a day to clean out the fridge and pantry. Get rid of all the expired food and give the fridge a good scrub down. Spring is also a great time to power wash the outside of your house to get rid of all the winter grime that has been caked on for a long time.
Summer Days Drifting Away
Summer comes and goes more quickly than all of the seasons, it seems. But to make those joyful months seamless, you may want to think about giving your BBQ a deep clean. It is also a good idea to look into replacing your weather stripping so you can keep your home temperate. And, of course, make sure your air conditioning unit has seen a technician recently so that you can keep cool without racking up crazy energy bills.
If you take the time to set yourself up for success each month, you are bound to enjoy year-round comfort, whether you’re in a new house or an old house.