4 Home Fixes to Make This Summer
Now that spring has rolled seamlessly into summer, many homeowners are scrambling to keep up with their seasonal to-do’s. Below are four fixes you should consider making to your own home this summer.
Upgrade your insulation. A properly insulated home will keep your space cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you haven’t had your insulation scoped out in a few years, hire a pro to come take a look to ensure you’re optimizing your home’s core temperature year round.
Check for leaks. A rainy spring may have sprung a few leaks in your home. Before fall rolls around, you will want to check your roof, siding and foundation for any possible damage. Scrutinize your roof flashing (a common culprit for leaks) and pop into the attic and basement to check for signs of wetness.
Upgrade your windows. Not only do they reduce your energy consumption and utility costs, but energy efficient double-pane windows also block heat to keep your home cool, reduce noise infiltration and filter out UV ways.
Service your furnace and air conditioner. Check both your furnace and AC filter to see if it’s time to swap it out. These filters are designed to catch dust and clean the air before it’s pushed into your home, so replacing them regularly can minimize allergens and create cleaner, healthier air.
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|Christina Tompkins Wright
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, REALTORS