How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

It’s been a long winter full of bitter temperatures, but spring is quickly approaching. While the anticipation of warmer weather and longer daylight hours is enough to make anyone ready for the changing seasons, your home could benefit from a little preparation before the trees turn green again. 

Some of the best ways to prepare your home for spring are to:

Clean Your Gutters
Between leftover debris from fall and other clutter from winter months, your gutters could use a good cleaning for the season ahead. Cleaning your gutters and downspouts helps to provide an easy escape route for all of those springtime showers, and protect your home from potential flooding damage. Taking the time to clean your gutters also gives you the ability to inspect your waterway system for any problem areas that are cracked or broken, giving you the chance to fix them to keep your home safe all season.

Power Wash Your Property
An easy way to freshen up your outdoor property for spring is to power wash your exterior surfaces. Give your driveway, walkways, deck, and even your siding a good cleaning to get rid of dirt and other grime that built up over the course of winter. In just an afternoon, you can have your home looking brand new, and ready for the season ahead. Don’t forget to wash off any outdoor patio furniture as well so that it is ready for those warmer weather gatherings you have planned.

Change Air Filters
A simple step to ensuring a spring ready home is to change out your HVAC unit’s air filters. Over time, your air filters collect allergens, dirt, and other build up that can be harmful to your home’s health. By changing these filters before you turn on your air conditioner for the season, you will be helping both your air quality and overall efficiency. While you’re at it, give a call to an HVAC professional at Overland Park Heating and Cooling to give your system the attention it needs for the upcoming season. Through preventative maintenance, our technicians can get your unit running in top shape, and solve any lingering problems so that your home is ready for the season.

When you take the time to prepare your home for spring, you will get the most out of the season ahead. Whether a small step like pulling a few weeds from your landscaping, or a bigger task like replacing your worn-down air conditioner, getting started on your to-do list now will create stress free months to come.

For more information on preparing your home for spring, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.