Most homeowners know about the essentials of winterization, but how much do you know about how to prepare your home for the summer? Warm weather comes with its own special considerations, and it’s important to plan in advance so that you can improve the efficiency of your home’s components, increase the safety of your property, and keep your energy bills in check.
Summer days are quickly approaching. Prepare your home in advance and give yourself more time to sit back, relax, and soak in all that well-earned sunshine. Here’s how.
6 Summer Home Maintenance Tips
The more that you prep your home ahead of time, the less that you’ll have to worry about when it comes to summer discomforts and inefficiencies. Start here and get the ball rolling on your summer prep work.
- Turn your ceiling fan counterclockwise
As the weather warms up you’ll want to be sure to rotate your fans so that they’re turning counterclockwise, which will push cool air down and help remove moisture from your space. In addition to optimizing your indoor fans, consider cooling down your exterior hangout spots too with our selection of the best patio ceiling fans for outdoor use.
- Wipe down your light fixtures
Give your light fixtures a quick clean by wiping down both the inside and outside of shades, as well as the outer surface of your lightbulbs. This will help you get ahead of summer dust and pests, which will almost inevitably find their way to your fixtures at some point anyway.
While you’re at it, you may want to add in some additional outdoor lighting too in anticipation of long summer evenings and happening backyard BBQs. Check out RAB LED flood lights to take your exterior lighting to the next level at an affordable price.
- Optimize your thermostat
If your thermostat isn’t working right you’re going to end up spending a ton of extra money keeping up with summer heat. Make sure that yours is ready to go, which includes ensuring that it’s providing correct readings and accurately cooling your home. If it’s time for an update, look into our complete range of innovative home digital thermostats, including self-programming digital smart thermostat technology.
- Check your smoke detector batteries
Today’s smoke detector batteries have a lifespan of about 10 years, but it’s still a good idea to double check that yours are in working order every single year. Do a quick run through of your home and check each battery individually so that if one is about to go you can replace it before that relentless beeping starts.
- Clean your windows and open them up
Late spring or early summer is an excellent time to tackle deep cleaning tasks like window washing, especially if you’ve recently had an abundance of April and May rain. After washing your windows, open them up to air out winter’s stuffiness and welcome a fresh breeze back into your home.
- Switch around your home décor
Last but not least, swap in lighter décor for the new season, including more lightweight throw blankets, brighter-scented candles, and anything else that screams summer. As you’re putting all of your other items into storage, give them a quick cleaning so that they’re ready to go for next year before they’re packed up and out of sight. Plus, if you’re looking to add a splash to your summer decor, check out our selection of inflatable swimming pools for the backyard!
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