Keep your home running smoothly with these four spring maintenance tips.

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Spring is a great time to tackle a few projects around your house, and since most of us are still sheltering in place, there’s no better time than now to get started. When it comes to keeping your home running smoothly, a little preventive maintenance goes a long way.

Here are four such maintenance tips, as outlined by this Anita Ginsburg article on RISMedia:

1. Replace all of the filters in your home. Many people remember to replace their furnace filters—which will save you from having to deal with major issues down the road—but did you also know you’re supposed to change the filters in your water purifier, washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher? This can lengthen the lifespan of all of these appliances.

2. Service the HVAC system. Most of these systems are very efficient, but they must be properly maintained or they will use up an excessive amount of electricity. You might also consider hiring an HVAC contractor to have your system professionally serviced. They can carry out tasks like checking the fluid levels, cleaning the coils, and resetting the thermostat.

“Most people are surprised to hear that doors and windows should be regularly resealed.”

3. Remove debris from your gutters. If they get clogged with leaves and other debris, it can cause water to pool over your roof, which can then cause mold, rot, or other serious issues. To clean your gutters, you can either remove the leaves and debris by hand or use a power washer.

4. Seal the windows and doors. Most people are surprised to hear that doors and windows should be regularly resealed, and caulk can start to crack after it’s been exposed to extreme temperatures and direct sunlight for a long time. This cracking allows cool air inside your home to escape. This project doesn’t require special tools, and it should only take you a few hours to complete.

These four tips are simple enough that most homeowners can do them themselves. Following up on them will save you quite a bit of time and money in the long run, and you’ll reduce the risk of having to deal with a major problem in the future. So get outside, enjoy the weather, and keep your home in good working order!

Most importantly, stay safe and healthy. Remember, if you have questions about this or any real estate topic or are thinking of selling your home soon, don’t hesitate to give our team a call. We’d love to offer our expert advice.