Now that spring has sprung, it’s time for all of us hibernators to come out of our caves and dens into the sunlight. With that comes all the spring cleaning and maintenance to get your house in shape. Here are a few tips to maybe save you a little money and get your home ready for the weather ahead.

For those of us who put off replacing our weather stripping before it turned cold, now might be good time to seal up those doors and windows. Doing so will keep the cool air in, so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard, which will ultimately save you money, especially here in the South. Changing out old air filters will add to your air conditioner’s efficiency as well.

While you’re in those windows, you might should check your screens. We’re bound to have some gorgeous days before it gets hot where you’re going to want to have the windows open, and nobody likes swatting flies.

It might also be a good idea to check out the roof and gutters as well. Consider having a professional take a look for missing shingles or places where the trim or siding have begun to rot. If there are any clogged gutters, cleaning them to get rid of excess water is also a good idea.

Just a few simple maintenance tips will not only get your home in top shape, but also save you money, and possibly keep you from having to file an insurance claim later on. Your home is probably the most expensive investment you will make, protect it and your family with home owner’s insurance. Contact us for a free quote.

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