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6 ways to get your home Summer-Ready!
Dated: June 9 2023
Getting your house ready for summer can help create a comfortable and enjoyable living environment. Here are six ways to prepare your house for the summer season:
- Check and Maintain Air Conditioning: Ensure your air conditioning system is in good working order. Change the air filters and consider scheduling a professional maintenance check-up to ensure optimal performance. Cleaning the vents and ducts can also improve airflow and energy efficiency.
- Enhance Outdoor Spaces: Make the most of the summer weather by sprucing up your outdoor spaces. Clean and arrange your patio or deck and add some comfortable seating options. Consider investing in outdoor furniture, such as a dining set or lounge chairs, to create a welcoming outdoor oasis.
- Boost Ventilation: Promote good airflow throughout your home by using fans strategically. Ceiling fans help circulate cool air and create a pleasant breeze. Additionally, consider placing portable fans in areas that tend to get hot, such as the kitchen or living room. Opening windows during cooler evenings can also help improve cross ventilation.
- Inspect and Maintain Outdoor Equipment: Take the time to inspect and maintain your outdoor equipment, such as lawnmowers, grills, and garden tools. Clean and sharpen the blades of your lawnmower, check the propane levels in your grill, and ensure your garden tools are in good working condition. This way, you'll be ready to enjoy your outdoor spaces and maintain your yard during the summer months.
- Create Shade: Protect your home from excessive heat by creating shade. Consider installing awnings, shades, or canopies over windows, doors, and outdoor areas like patios or decks. Planting trees or installing shade sails can also provide natural shade and reduce the amount of direct sunlight that enters your home, keeping it cooler.
- Optimize Energy Efficiency: Improve the energy efficiency of your home to keep it cool and reduce your utility bills. Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. Use smart thermostats to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy consumption when you're away.
Follow these tips to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable summer season in your home.
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