Seasonal Home Repairs You Should Keep on Top of

Seasonal Home Repairs You Should Keep on Top of

The following contribution is from another author.

With the seasons coming and going, it’s crucial to stay on top of some home repairs as the season changes. In the winter, your primary focus should be on heating. In summer, you should be more focused on air conditioning. You should also walk around your home and make sure all outdoor areas are safe for kids and pets.

Winter Home Repairs

Fixing the leaky faucet, replacing or repairing the furnace, and checking that your chimney is clean are all things you should do in winter to keep your home running smoothly.

In winter, make sure your house is heated and running efficiently by having a professional check out your heating system or booking in a furnace repair. An excellent way to spot whether it’s time for you to invest in a new furnace is to have it inspected every five years.

Spring Home Repairs

  • Check your roof: You’ll want to make sure that there are no leaks in your roof. In the spring, it’s a good idea to check the roof for any damage caused by snow and rain. If you find any areas of concern, a roof repair should be done immediately to prevent moisture from damaging your home.
  • Inspect the insulation: If you have an attic fan, make sure it’s still working and clean out the dryer vent.
  • Clean up all leaves: Spring is a great time to get rid of all those leaves piled up during winter. It can help reduce moisture buildup in your home or on your property.
  • Check outdoor lighting: Make sure outside lights aren’t flickering or not charging properly.

Summer Home Repairs

  • 1. Check your home’s air conditioner

Make sure you know the workings of your air conditioner so that you can figure out how to maintain it best. Take a look at what kind of filters and oil your air conditioner needs, and make sure you have them on hand.

  • 2. Get a routine checkup

It’s important to have regular maintenance on all aspects of your property: from roofs and heating systems to the foundation that supports the structure of your home, there are plenty of repairs that need to be continuously checked. You should schedule an appointment with a professional so they can do a thorough inspection and repair any problems immediately before they get worse or cause more damage than they should.

  • 3. Clean out gutters

Gutters are one area where homeowners often forget about maintenance or let it slide because it seems like an impossible job!

Fall Home Repairs

In the fall, your primary focus should be on heating your home. If you have central heating, you’ll want to keep an eye on the filters in your furnace and make sure that they’re clean and ready for winter.

You should also look at all of your windows, doors, and vents to ensure that they’re all functioning correctly. If any of these aren’t working properly or need replacement, then it’s time to get on top of those repairs now so that you can enjoy a fantastic fall season!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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