The summer season is just around the corner. As you are preparing for that summer beach body, it is also equally important to prepare your house for the summer heat.
We’re talking about more than just putting the window blinds down to prepare for the glaring sun. We’re talking about saving electricity and preparing your house to withstand the challenges that come with summer.
Don’t know where to start? Here are 5 important tips on how to efficiently prepare your home for the Edmonton Summer.
1. Repair Winter Damages
The harsh winter months may cause more damage to your home than you think. Summer is the best time to repair and fix those so that you’re ready before the next winter comes.
Water damage is common during the winter, make sure to look around, especially through the ducts and fireplace. It is important to call a professional to clear out mold and dust through these places as they tend to hold moisture.
The rare chances of a snow storm can also bring cracks and damage to the windows and roof. Make sure to have those checked, sealed and repaired.
2. Prepare for Pests
Summer is the season for pests. During these months, the moisture is abundant, making it favorable for pest reproduction.
The primary way to avoid pests is to avoid creating breeding grounds for them. This means removing stagnant water, cleaning gutters and drainage, and keeping kitchen countertops clean.
This is also the ideal time to call in a professional pest control company to keep your house safe from bugs, ants, cockroaches, and more.
3. Inspect Your HVAC
The heat can sometimes be unbearable during the summer, and it is important to have a fully functional HVAC system.
Start by replacing the filters. A dirty filter restricts airflow and can lead to accumulation of hot air within the property.
It is also suggested to have a professional clean out the air conditioner coils and condenser drain. This will ensure that your cooling system is operating at optimum.
4. Check on Your Insulation
During summer months, the air conditioning system is the most energy-consuming appliance. You can enjoy significant savings on electricity every year, just by having quality insulation set up by a professional.
Most of the cold air tends to escape through the roof, therefore it pays to have the loft or attic insulated. Make sure to also seal any gaps in the roof, floor or walls.
5. Perform Yard Maintenance
Summer is the time when most people enjoy spending time outdoors so make sure your yard is in prime shape for the season.
Put out some outdoor furniture, mow your lawn, trim the shrubs and plant fresh flowers. Also, make sure to check that your sprinklers are in working condition so that your plants don’t dry out when the sun shines bright.