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Now that the new year is well underway, it’s time to start thinking about how we want to present our home when the summertime comes around. You can expect hotter and more humid months, but you might also be expecting guests to come around for a barbeque or even just to lounge around and relax in your garden. If that’s the case, then we’ve put together a couple of tips for how to prepare your home for summer.
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how to prepare your home for summer
Summer is a season where we can spend a lot of time outdoors to enjoy the sun and the evening breeze. There are many ways to make your house more comfortable such as adding new upholstery with summer colors, changing fabrics for something more breathable and lighter, or even replacing your garden furniture if you know you’ll be spending a bit more time outdoors. You may also want to check out and clean your deck and patio, especially if it hasn’t seen much use for the past few months. This helps to clean out any dirt and grime and will ensure that it’s ready to be used more often as the summer period rolls around.
Getting your air conditioning system fixed
Next, you’ll also want to ensure that your air conditioning system and its associated devices are maintained and ready to go when the heat arrives. The last thing you want is to be caught with a broken air conditioner, so make sure you find an air conditioning company to help you examine it and maintain it so that it’s ready to tackle the heat. You may also want to consider upgrading it or having the filters replaced if you know that it’s been a while since you last took a look at it. This ensures that it’s running properly for when you need it, but also keeps it working for longer because you’re dealing with any potential issues before they have a chance to get worse.
Clear out gutters and drains
Perhaps one of the last things to do is to check your gutters and drains and have them cleaned out as soon as possible. These areas tend to have a large buildup of debris over the winter and spring period, meaning they should be cleaned out before trees start to grow their leaves back. As the wind blows, it’s easy for it to carry leaves, sticks, and other bits of debris in the wind which will fall onto your roof and eventually clog up your gutters and drains. Make sure these areas are cleaned out as soon as possible and maintain them throughout the summer season so that there is no buildup that can encourage water damage or even rodent nesting.
While it doesn’t take much work to get your house in order before the summer, it’s still a good idea to consider getting things sorted out sooner rather than later. This ensures that your home will be both presentable and comfortable for when the hot weather arrives.