Spring has arrived and with it should come your annual home maintenance checklist. This handy guide details the most important home maintenance tasks you should complete as the weather warms up:
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Keeping Your Home Cool
Humans have been trying to stay warm or cool for as long as we have existed. In fact, it’s one of those things that will never change, and the fight for cool or warm temperatures continues to this day. However, unlike the cavemen days, there is a lot more technology and expertise available to make your home comfortable than just a fire or a door or shutters. This technique is called insulation, and the idea is simple; to keep the temperatures indoors at optimum levels, regardless of what it is outside. If your home is like an icebox in the winter or an oven during the summer, it’s most likely because of bad, or not enough, insulation.
When you’re feeling tired, sluggish or irritable, the last thing you need is several rainy days to add to your gloom. It can feel like a heavy weight until the sun finally peeks out from the clouds, brightening your mood on the spot.
In this way, the sun is acting like a teacher, too: Research linking the effect of sunlight on mood consistently shows that light energizes the brain, kick-starting the “feel good” chemicals known as beta-endorphin and serotonin. When you can't wait or don’t want to wait for the sun’s rays to reenergize you, take a lesson from the sun and make some subtle but important changes to brighten your home – and your mood – at the same time.
Each season brings a new set of tasks that must be done to keep your home properly maintained. But sometimes these tasks get put off or forgotten about altogether. Here are three home maintenance tasks you definitely don’t want to forget to take care of this winter: