Spring is in the air. Before it arrives, make sure you are prepared. Just like there are ways to winterize your home, there are also certain tasks that you can perform which will help get your home ready for spring. Here are a few ways to get a head start on the warm weather.

Clean your gutters

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring thousands of dollars worth of water damage. One of the most common reasons for water damage is clogged gutters, which prevent rain from properly draining away from your home. Break out the ladder and clean your gutters this spring, before it is too late.

Remove your storm windows

During the colder months, many homeowners replace their screen windows and doors with panes of glass. These storm windows help reduce home heat loss and add an extra layer of protection against inclement weather. Before spring arrives, you should swap these out for your screen windows to let fresh air into your home.

Inspect for pests

Pest infestations happen more often during the winter than you would think. Creepy crawlies are looking for a warm shelter, and your home provides just that. Venture into your crawl space, basement, and attic this spring to check for signs of an animal invasion.

Landscape maintenance

A great summer landscape is made during the spring. Get ahead by doing some basic yardwork such as pulling weeds, mulching your garden beds, and fertilizing your lawn. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, you will need to turn it on for the first time of the season.

Tune up your air conditioner

If you have central air, it is a good idea to get your outdoor unit professionally tuned up every year. A tune up can improve energy efficiency, prevent future breakdowns, and make your home more comfortable when it gets scorching hot outside. HVAC companies generally aren’t too busy in the early spring, which is why it is a good idea to schedule a tune up now.

Patterson Plumbing & Heating provides home cooling solutions to the Pueblo, Colorado area. Some of our services include air conditioner tune ups, repairs, installations, and duct cleaning. Contact us online or give us a call at (719) 544-4922 to learn more.

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