Summer brings longer weekends and time away from work. Maybe you are lucky enough to go on a vacation, or you’re just spending time at home. Whatever the case, we have a few ideas for summertime home improvement for your days off. Today’s Heartland Bank blog has four ideas for summertime home improvement to add to the to-do list.
- Reinsulate your home. Iowa is filled with old and beautiful homes, but these homes may not have the best insulation. If you have an older home, consider reinsulating to make your home more efficient with energy costs. Insulating your home will save you money over time and will keep your home cooler during the hottest days of the year.
- Install a programmable thermostat. Typically in the summertime, your utility costs will skyrocket because of the air conditioning usage. Installing a programmable thermostat may seem simple, but it can save you plenty of money now on your cooling bill and later when you kick the heat on. Instead of having an operating system that ruins constantly throughout the day, a programmable thermostat can be set to run on a schedule.
- Clean up the outside of your home. From cleaning the gutters to power washing the windows, summer is the ideal season for maintaining the outside of your home. Window washing is a tedious task, but the results will amaze you. Also consider power washing and cleaning your home’s siding for a newer look. This is especially important if you plan to sell your home in the near future.
- Set up a back patio. Whether you have always wanted to build a deck or simply want a nice area to entertain, now is the time to do so. After putting work into your home, you can sit back and relax on the patio or deck.
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