How to Prep Your Home for Summer
Spring sprung exactly a month ago – which means the warmer weather is bound to be heading your way (if it hasn’t already)!
Have you planed the updates your home needs to better protect itself in those warmer months? Not sure what those updates are? Check out our tips below:
Air Conditioning Unit
Make sure you’ve changed any clogged or dirty filters – if you ignore this step, your HVAC will run longer than it needs to, which means you’re paying more money.
Set your AC to the highest comfortable temperature – set it higher while you’re away and turn it down when you return. The U.S. Department of Energy suggests increasing your thermostat to warmer temperatures while you’re away and programming it to around 78°F when you’re at home for the best energy savings.
Your roof might have gone through some stuff during the winter months – ice, snow, and wind storms all could have damaged your roof in some way shape or form. As soon as you’re able, take a look and check for any missing or damaged shingles, check flashing around pipes and chimneys, and inspect any caulked areas (skylights).
Make sure your lawnmower and other yard tools are ready for use before you get your yard looking in tip-top shape! Check for any fallen debris from trees and make sure you take a look at your sprinklers before turning them back on – i.e., checking for broken, clogged or missing sprinkler heads, sunken heads that have dipped below the ground, or high vegetation, to name a few.
Your home should be safe, comfortable, and efficient for summer use!
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