Many people are familiar with “spring cleaning,” but did you know there are a lot of different ways you can prepare your home for summer as well? With summer being normally the warmest time of the year, there are a lot of different things you can to do prepare your house for the summer.
Change the Bedding: Now is the time to put away heavy winter comforters and sheets and get out cooler linens for the summer. This is also the perfect time to get those heavy blankets cleaned before winter rolls around again.
Check Your Cooling System: If you have central air, you’ll want to make sure all filters are cleaned and your thermostat has been turned down to ensure you do not waste more energy than you need. If you have a heating system, use this opportunity to get all of those filters cleaned as well.
Clean Your Patio: If you have a patio or a deck, take some time to wash it down and dust off all the furniture. This is also a great time to replace the vinyl on your deck to ensure there aren’t any leaks or cracks.
Wash Your Windows: Wash all of your windows and replace any caulking to help keep pesky summer bugs away, and helps to insulate your home from the outdoor heat.
Fix Your Sprinklers: If you have any broken sprinklers, now is the time to fix them. This helps to ensure that excess water isn’t wasted, which can impact your water bill.
Clean Your Fridge and Freezer: Evaluate your freezer and remove any old food that has been stored in there for over a year. Also take the time to clean your fridge and get rid of old condiments and other items you aren’t currently using.
By taking the steps to prepare your home for summer, you can relax knowing your home is in top condition. Routine seasonal maintenance will save you money on costly repairs in the long run.