5 Ways to Prep a Home for Summer Weather

by - May 13, 2022


As we get closer to summer, it's time to think about what changes you'll need to make to prepare your home for warmer weather. Your preparations will vary depending on where you live, and what your typical summer implies.

To assist you with your general preparations, here are a few tips for preparing your home for summer weather. So, when finally summer arrives, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the well-earned sunshine.


Make your spring checklist

One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for summer weather is to complete that long spring checklist list. Your exact spring checklist will vary, but in general, it's about refreshing and checking everything that you don't usually get to in your everyday routine.

The checklist should include everything from cleaning to checking the roof insulation. This will assist you in becoming more organized and not forgetting something. It is best to have this checklist saved and if you forget something add it to a list so you won't forget it next year.


Cleaning

During the winter, when homes are generally closed off to outside air, a lot of dust accumulates. Because of that, deep cleaning is a must. Spring is a perfect time to wash all curtains and blinds. Also, clean your windows from the inside out, including the window trim and sills. Don't forget to clean the dryer vent too. As a general rule, dust first, vacuum last and sweep last to ensure that you pick up anything that has fallen off.

Cleaning the gutters and drains is often the last thing on most people's to-do lists, but it's an important task before summer arrives.


Central Heating System Maintenance

A faulty central heating system during the winter season can have long-term consequences. Make sure to fix it during the hot season so that the same thing doesn't happen again. Before the cold weather arrives, have your central heating serviced by a certified engineer.

Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your furnace, prevent carbon monoxide leaks, and increase its efficiency. It would be a pity if bitterly cold temperatures ruined what should be a cozy season. Make this a top priority before Jack Frost reappears.


Check Your Air Conditioner Before It Gets Hot

If you live in an area where you use your air conditioning unit during the summer, you'll want to make sure it's ready to go when the temperatures rise. Otherwise, you may have to suffer through the heat while waiting for a slammed a/c repair company to arrive at your home or business.

It recommends having your a/c unit checked out before summer begins. This will save you from having to wait for repairs or assistance if they are required. And, if your air conditioning requires maintenance, you'll have more time to complete it before you need to use it to cool your home.


Home Improvement

If your home needs some repairs or you wish to make some improvements the best time is to do it before summer actually comes. Investing in your home is always a good idea and in many cases, it will increase the value of your home. No project is too big or too small. Whether it's a landscape makeover, new siding, or replacement windows. Or maybe building a new deck or building your own patio. The warm weather and longer daylight hours make it ideal for getting outside and catching up on maintenance tasks.


Set aside a weekend to complete all of these important tasks. Plus perhaps one more full day if you haven't completed your spring cleaning. It's a lot easier to tackle these tasks now, rather than when you just want to spend all day outside enjoying the weather. It's also a good idea to prioritize preventative maintenance rather than waiting for problems to arise. Another good idea, if you have the time, is to buy some plants and create a backyard oasis. These are simple tips that will instantly make your home more appealing, for the summertime.

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