5Â Summer Maintenance Tips for Dallas HomeownersÂ
Since you live in the DFW metro areaÂ (or perhaps you're relocating here), you probably already appreciateÂ an air conditioning system that works well. Â
Summer home maintenance done now--no matter where you live--can prevent things from going wrong at the worst possible times later. Â Our Dallas REALTORSÂ® created this handy checklist to help get your home ready for the summer months ahead--including air conditioning system maintenance.
- Air ConditioningÂ Tune-Up
When you own a home in Dallas--especially during the summer--it's important to stayÂ cool. Â A regular air conditioning system inspection is a smart idea to avoid problems down the line. Â If you use a window air conditioning unit, remove and clean its filters. Â If you have a central AC system, contact a professional to inspect and service your system. Â When your AC system is running efficiently, you will save money on costly repairs plus your energy bills will be lower.
Inspect your windows to make sure the hot air isn't entering your home--this will help prevent your energy bills from skyrocketing. Â Check interior and exterior seals to make certain windows are completely sealed. If you discover open areas, caulking may be in order.
- Power Wash the Exterior
Power washing your home's exterior can keep it looking clean all summer long. Power washing helps remove direct, mildew and stains.
- Roof and Gutters
Check your roofÂ for potential leaks. Roof inspections may seem easy to perform, but the safest way to get the job done is by a professional. Â Replace missing roof tiles and repair any cracks. Â This will often prevent water damage and leaks.
You'll also want to take this time to check your gutters and downspouts. This can prevent clogged gutters and leaks. Â Take advantage of dry summer weather to clear leaves and debris.
- Driveways and Patios
A popular feature of homes in Dallas is an inviting patio for a summer barbecue. Many homes also feature paved driveways or walkways. Inspect your stone and paved areas now, so that everything will be fully sealed and surfaces protected for the summer.
Discover other homeowner's tips with your local Dallas/Fort Worth home experts at RE/MAX DFW Associates, Inc. Our real estate agents have years of experience in home buying, selling and property value. Contact us today.