How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

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Winter Storm Stella has homeowners across Long Island dreaming of spring weather. Here’s how to make sure your home is as prepared for the change of seasons as you are…

Clean your gutters.

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring thousands of dollars in water damage if your gutters aren’t clean. Clogged gutters force rainwater to seep into your roof, or pour over the edge and puddle near your foundation, which could lead to irreversible damage and flooding. Clear gutters, on the other hand, direct rainwater safely away from your house, so make sure to clean yours at the start of the spring season.

Invest in a standby generator.

More than 500,000 Americans experience power outages every day. Heavy thunderstorms and strong winds can knock your power out in the blink of an eye; are you prepared if it does? A professionally-installed standby generator can automatically detect when the power goes out, and produces enough energy to power all of your home’s lights, appliances, and electronic devices.

Tune up your air conditioner.

Your air conditioner has been idle for the past several months, but soon it will be running almost every day. This sudden increase in workload can lead to problems if your unit isn’t prepared. A professional tune up can prevent breakdowns, lower your energy bills, and keep you cool all summer long.

Install landscape lighting.

Soon, we will be spending more and more time outside. Increase the functionality of your yard with an outdoor lighting system. Landscape lights don’t just instantly enhance your curb appeal, they can also improve the safety and security of your home.

Long Island residents can trust the experts at TFC Electric to help get their homes ready for the upcoming spring season. We offer professional landscape lighting services, generator installations, electrical repairs, and more. If you live in Suffolk County, call us today to get started with a free estimate at (631) 589-2800.

March 14, 2017