Monday, March 12, 2018
- by Jay Bell, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
For home owners in Chattanooga and throughout southeast Tennessee, warmer weather means its time to get organized and tackle your spring home maintenance jobs early so you and your home can enjoy the change of seasons with minimal stress.
It can be daunting to take on a long list of chores and repairs, but remember that putting in a little effort now will save you time and money in the long run. Following this list will help you get started.
Windows: Make sure all your windows are securely in place and operating properly. If you like having your windows open in the spring, install screens in your windows and storm doors. First make sure the screens are clean by gently washing them with soapy water.
Next, clean the window tracks and take a close look at all of the weatherstripping. You dont want any cracks or tears letting hot air in or cool air out during the hotter months. Nothing can ruin summer fun like an unexpectedly high energy bill.
Interior: Get a professional to clean and inspect your air conditioning system. If it has ...