When you first purchase a home in Observatory Park, you’ll likely be so focused on moving in and settling down that you won’t have time to immediately customize the space to suit your family’s needs. However, if you’re like most homeowners, buying a home in spring means summer can creep up on you unexpectedly. Though summer may be the season of barbecues, fair weather, and hosting out-of-town guests, it’s important that you get your home ready for that increase in activity. Here’s a simple summer maintenance checklist to help you get your home ready for everything that summer brings.
Wash the Windows
Even if you thoroughly clean your windows inside your home each week, you’ll still need to take the time to care for the exterior glass. Not only will this make your home look nicer from the curb, but it will also increase the amount of natural light you receive in each room. Over the course of the summer, this can significantly reduce your energy bill as you’ll be able to keep the lights off during the day without struggling to see what you’re doing inside the house.
Repaint the Siding
Even after preparing a home for the real estate market, many sellers leave larger maintenance projects, like painting the house, for the new owners. With summer’s warmer temperatures and less frequent wind storms, the paint will dry more quickly and stay cleaner, making your house look like new with less effort. If you have modern vinyl siding that doesn’t need to be painted, take the time to clean it thoroughly to let the color shine through. Cleaning siding
is time consuming, but as long as you have the time and the willingness to tackle the task, it’s relatively easy to do on your own.
Pay Attention to Your Landscaping
Regular watering and weeding can only do so much for your yard and your plants. Instead of leaving growth up to chance, give the soil some attention and add a bit of fertilizer and mulch around plants that seem to be struggling. By the end of the summer, you’ll have a healthier yard that’s better prepared for the winter.
Inspect Your HVAC System
Even though the air conditioning system was inspected during the pre-sale home inspection, you’ll still want to look at the individual filters to make sure the unit can run as efficiently as possible. Most homeowners will need to clean or replace the filters once every three months. When the filters are dirty, they can force your air conditioner to work harder just to meet the temperature set on your thermostat. By cleaning them before the summer heat is in full swing, you’ll ensure that your home stays comfortable no matter how warm it gets.
Keeping your home looking its best during the summer only makes entertaining your guests that much easier. However, if you’re stuck in a house you’re not in love with, it’s time to start looking for the right fit. Let the team at Elevation Group help you find the home of your dreams today. Contact us
to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated real estate agents.