Please welcome guest writer, Debra Lewis.
Spring is upon us, and for many homeowners, it’s time to prep your home for a new season. Whether spring, summer, fall, or winter, preparing your home for a new season is an important part of owning a home. Plus, the seasonal shifts give you opportunities to have some fun with your home décor. Discover four simple ways to update your home for the new season and save some money on energy costs.
Build Your Own Outdoor Furniture Using Pallets
Image via Flickr by pierrevedel.com
If you love DIY projects but are low on finances, consider recycling leftover wood pallets by turning them into patio furniture. Not only will you save big on furniture costs, but you’ll also have a blast turning the pallets into furniture you can use.
Check out some DIY tutorials to help supercharge your creativity before you start building.
Change the Color Scheme
If you love interior design or enjoy hanging all of your seasonal décors, then consider a color scheme tailored to seasonal changes. For spring, bring out the pastels. Decorate for the seasons with a few accent pieces, like flower-hued blankets in the spring or more muted tones in warm flannels for fall.
Depending on your dedication level, you could add an accent wall color in the living room, an easy DIY project. The next Saturday you have a free afternoon, take on a painting project and color in your surroundings.
Replace Your HVAC System’s, Air Filter
Staying on top of your HVAC system’s needs can help save you money in operating costs. An important step to prep your home for a new season is to make sure your HVAC system is ready and able to heat or cool your home for each season.
Check your HVAC system’s air filter condition regularly and replace the filter as needed. This small act can help you save big on heating and cooling costs, as well as make sure that the air in your home is as clean and healthy as possible.
Do a Home Air Pressure Test to Find Air Leaks
It’s test time: time to do a home air pressure test to find any air leaks in your home. During the hot and cold seasons, such as summer and winter, your HVAC system will be working overtime to keep your home at the right temperature.
Help lower your energy bills and maintain a comfortable temperature without drafts. Pinpoint any air leaks and seal them before the new season arrives. Your lowered energy bill each month will thank you.
Although spring has arrived, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to prep your home for all the seasons this year. With the four tips mentioned above, you can give your home an updated look for each new season and save money on your home’s heating and cooling bills. Reinvigorate your home this season: Give a DIY home improvement project a try and make your house a more energy-efficient place to come home to each season.