What Are The Most Important Home Maintenance Tasks To Complete In The Spring?
Let’s be honest, being a homeowner does come with some “adulting.” There are filters and lightbulbs to change, gutters to clean, and windows to caulk – i.e., things that need to get done to keep your house in top shape. But before you know it, the weekend comes and goes, and it’s hard to find time to conquer that darn honey-do list.
With spring weather around the corner and daylight getting longer, now is a great time to finally get caught up with some of these common household chores.
To help get you started, we gathered a list of 16 spring home maintenance tips you can tackle right now as the spring season hits. Print out this free Spring Home Maintenance Checklist to keep you on track!
Popular and Easy-To-Do Home Maintenance Tips
Below is a list of some of the most popular at-home maintenance tips that can easily be completed over a couple of weekends. Some of these tips are very easy, and simple chores for most homeowners. If any of them are out of your realm of knowledge, my suggestion is search the Internet for how-to advice, or call a professional for help.
In our market here – just like many other markets in the country, we notice a wave of Northwest Arkansas homes for sale this time of year. If you too have a real estate goal in mind this year, now is a great time to complete any deferred maintenance around the house.
Some homeowners also consider having a pre-listing home inspection to learn more about other things that may pop up before listing their home for sale.
#1 Replace Your HVAC Filter
Replacing your filter for your HVAC is one tip that should be done on a regular basis. Many experts recommend that this should be done every four to six weeks. Depending on the type of furnace filter you have may determine how often you should replace it.
Staying on top of this throughout the year can drastically help prolong the life of your unit and also help your HVAC run more efficiently. So if you haven’t done it in a while – now is a good time to get it done.
#2 Service Your Air Conditioning Unit
Preventative maintenance always is a valuable approach to making sure all of your units and appliances are running efficiently and correctly. Making sure your HVAC is properly serviced before the warm temperatures set in is a great way to prolong the lifespan of your unit.
Having your air conditioning go out in mid-summer when temperatures are in the 90’s is definitely a dreaded nightmare. Call a local HVAC licensed technician to come out and service your air conditioning unit before the blazing temperatures hit.
#3 Clean Gutters & Downspouts
Have you gotten ready for the spring showers? This time of year tends to have more rainfall than any other season. Did you know that every inch of rainfall on a 1,000-sq-ft roof will collect 600 gallons of water? That is why so many homeowners have chosen to install rain barrels to take advantage of this great resource and use it for their landscaping.
Rene Guin-Salazar is a Realtor in NWA, that's Northwest Arkansas to all who don't know it as such.