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Regardless of the season, there are certain ways you need to prepare your home for the corresponding weather. While the aspects of your home under stress for each season differ, it’s important to be aware of the maintenance required of you and how you can keep your house in the best shape possible. It may seem tempting to let these tasks go, especially if you don’t find any noticeable problems, but regular upkeep is important for your home in order to avoid major issues down the road.

Clean fans

This step should be toward the top of your priority list. You might not pay much attention to the fans in your home until you actually need them, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be ready to go once you do. Take some time before you’re going to start using your fans, whether they’re ceiling or standalone, and make sure they still work. If they do work, clean them, especially those that gather dust in between their covers.

Landscape

When it’s cold and nothing has grown leaves and flowers, there’s little to no reason to work on landscaping. However, once spring and summer roll around and everything begins growing and blooming, it’s time to landscape again. Find time to prune any trees or shrubs on your property and keep your grass mowed. It’s also time to plan out your flower beds and plant anything you want to see bloom.

Test your AC

Before it gets too hot, test out your AC to make sure it’s in good working order. Clean it to get out all the dust; you don’t want to have your AC blowing dust through the air!

Check your home exterior

Once it’s warm, take time to look over your home’s exterior. Is there any wood that’s rotting? Are there holes or damages that could be repaired? Should you add paint or wash any part of the home? Taking inventory of the exterior of your home is just as important as keeping the inside up-to-date and clean.

Clean your windows

Cleaning windows is rarely an enjoyable task, but it’s something that must be done. Beyond simply cleaning the glass of a window, take out the screen and clean that as well. It’s also important to check in the crevices of the window and get rid of any dirt or grime that’s built up over time.

Focus on your deck and porch

Since it’s summer, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time on your deck or porch. Check over these parts of your home to make sure they’re structurally sound and then clean them up. Get rid of any clutter you’ve been storing and stain or paint the structures if they need it. Clean any furniture or appliances you have outside as well to get them ready for the upcoming season.