Caring for Your Kelowna Home: Seasonal Maintenance Checklist


Maintaining your beautiful home requires regular care and seasonal maintenance. Depending on the changing seasons, the varied climate of Kelowna from hot, dry summers to snowy winters can cause wear and tear that, if not addressed, can reduce the lifespan of your home. As a homeowner, it's vital to understand the necessary steps to keep your home in tip-top shape all year round. In this guide, we discuss how to develop a seasonal maintenance checklist to ensure the longevity of your beloved dwelling.

Spring Maintenance

Spring is a season of revival, beautiful blossoms, and longer daylight hours – it’s an ideal time to breathe new life into your home. Start by inspecting your roof for snow-induced damage such as broken shingles or leaks. Pay particular attention to chimneys and skylights.

Next, check your home's exterior. Look out for signs of deterioration on your siding, paint, and caulking. Spring is also a great time to wash the exterior of your home thoroughly to remove the winter's grime and pollution.

Check your HVAC system and replace the filters as needed. Having your HVAC system serviced annually in the spring can help prevent any breakdowns during the summer heat.

Walk around and inspect your yard. Remove any dead vegetation, trim hedges, and trees, make sure the soil is healthy. Consider getting a professional pest control service to prevent any infestations.

Summer Maintenance

In the summer, attention switches to keeping your home cool and maintaining an efficient irrigation system for your precious Kelowna lawn and garden. You should service your air conditioning units and any dehumidifiers to ensure they're running efficiently.

Perform a quick check on your home’s safety devices. Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and ensure that your fire extinguishers are in good working condition.

Finally, summer is a time where you can scout for any potential problems with your roof. Late summer, when the weather is most consistent, is a good time to repair or replace the roof if necessary.

Fall Maintenance

As the vibrant fall sets in, it's time to prepare your property for the cold. Start by cleaning your gutters. The falling leaves can clog your gutters, leading to water damage and various other problems.

Inspect your heating systems to ensure they're ready to keep you warm during the winter months. Clean and replace filters in your furnace or heating system. Contact a licensed professional heating contractor to inspect and service your gas heater or furnace to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Wrap up outdoor furniture and store it in a dry place, and cover your barbecue grill. Make sure all your outdoor lighting is in working order for the darker winter months.

Winter Maintenance

Winter is the time to enjoy the warmth of your Kelowna home while the world outside dazzles with snow. It's vital to maintain your heating system during these months; scheduling regular check-ups will extend its lifespan.

Keep an eye out for ice dams - ridges of ice that forms at the edge of your roof and prevents melting snow from draining off your roof. They can cause leaks and result in expensive repairs.

It's also worth spending some time to check the insulation in your attic. Additional insulation can save a lot on energy bills and keeps your home cozy.

Remember to protect your pipes from freezing during the winter months. Insulating your pipes will keep them from freezing and potentially prevent them from bursting.


Simple yet strategic maintenance can greatly extend the lifespan of your home. Creating and following a seasonal checklist for home-care is a proactive approach to saving on costly repairs or replacements down the line. With each season, Kelowna’s varying climate presents unique challenges to homeowners, but with our guide, you should be well-prepared to care for your home year-round.