Summer is right around the corner, so now is the time to get your home ready for the warm weather months. Spending an hour or two preparing your home for summer is likely to save you hours of time and frustration when you’re ready to enjoy the warmth instead of spending time and money on home repairs and maintenance.
Clean Your Fan Blades
Running ceiling fans in the rooms of your home that are used most often is a great way to keep your house cool and minimize the need for air conditioning. The blades of your ceiling fans have probably been collecting dust during the cooler months,so giving them a quick clean with help ensure that they’ll work to keep your home cool for the next several months without a need for additional maintenance.
Get Your Furnace Serviced
Summer is the perfect time to get your furnace serviced and have the air filters changed. You probably have little need for your furnace during the warm summer months, so it is the perfect time to complete any necessary furnace repair issues before the winter when you will be relying on your furnace to keep you warm.
Change Window Coverings and Bed Coverings
Thick drapes are great for keeping the warm air in your home in the winter, but switching to lighter window coverings will allow the sun’s light to shine throughout your home. You may also want to change your sheets and blankets so you don’t get too warm while you sleep.
Check Hoses and Sprinklers for Leaks
Hoses have a tendency toward developing leaks when they are stored for long periods of time, especially if they are exposed to harsh weather conditions. Leaky hoses waste water and cost you money, so spend a few minutes making sure your hoses and sprinklers are in good repair. This is also an excellent time to check all of your window screens and make any necessary repairs before the scorching temperatures of summer have a chance to start.
Organize Your Garage
Spending time in your garden is one of the joys of spring and summer, but searching for tools and seeds is a frustrating way to spend a sunny morning. Spending a couple of hours organizing your garage will pay off when you’re working outside all summer and can easily find everything you need to complete your projects. Completing your outdoor projects efficiently will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy the warm summer evenings with your family and friends.