As the summer season comes to an end, there are new projects to tackle on your property to maintain your home and keep it in great shape. During the month of August, you can start to focus on improving different areas of the property that need attention. Here are a few tasks to add to your checklist to prepare for the new season.
Replace the HVAC Filter
Replacing the filter in your HVAC system will allow it to continue to operate more efficiently when you start to need heat as the temperatures begin to drop. A new air filter will allow you to maintain clean air in the home and can also reduce allergies or respiratory issues as your family spends time in the building. If the appliance is at least 10 to 25 years old, it may be time to upgrade to a newer model.
Inspect Your Deck
Hire a professional to inspect your deck to look for any damage that may be present. Start by clearing away any dust or mildew that has accumulated. The professional will check for any loose nails or boards that are present and can perform the necessary repairs. It may also be time to stain the wood boards and apply a coat of sealant to prevent damage due to the elements during the fall and winter months.
Paint the House
One of the most effective ways of updating your home is with a fresh coat of paint. August is the most ideal month to paint your house because the temperatures are starting to drop and harsh weather hasn’t yet arrived. The dry weather makes for ideal conditions for painting outdoors because it’ll allow the fresh paint to dry quicker.
Add Storage for Summer Gear
Add new storage for your summer gear to ensure the items are organized and stored away when they’re not in use. Consider installing new storage racks in your garage or hire a professional to build a shed on your property where the items are out of sight but still easy to access.
Clean the Rain Gutters
Cleaning the rain gutters will keep your roof in great shape as new storms arrive and will allow water to be redirected away from the foundation of the home. Clearing away twigs and debris will also reduce the risk of pest infestations on the building.
With the right improvements made to your home in August, you can avoid potential issues in the fall and winter. Your home can remain in tip-top shape and will allow you to create a more functional and habitable setting.