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Summer isn’t far off anymore and it’s about time you got your house in order. Whether you’re looking to spend some relaxing evenings out in your backyard or if you have plans to invite friends and family members over for a barbeque night, there are loads of fun summer activities that you can indulge in but it’s important to prepare your home so that you’re ready for the heat.
So in this post, we’re going to offer a couple of tips to help you get your house ready for summer.
Clean your ceiling fan and make sure it’s working properly
Ceiling fans are incredibly underrated when it comes to cooling your rooms. They don’t use much power compared to a full air conditioning system and they can be surprisingly effective at saving energy. However, it’s important that you keep them maintained so that they don’t end up pushing dust around your rooms.
First, make sure your ceiling fan is actually working. You could consider swapping it out for new modern smart fans instead of relying on an older model. These tend to come with more features such as a remote control and they tend to be more power-efficient. This is a great option if you’ve not used your ceiling fan for a long time and you need an upgrade.
Next, make sure you clean the ceiling fan so that there’s no dust or grime on it. Chances are you’ve probably not used your ceiling fan since last summer, so it’s never a bad idea to clean it and ensure there is no dust on it before it starts to spin and blow it around the room. You’ll find it easier to use a step ladder so that you can reach the fan, but you can also consider a telescopic cleaning brush.
Lastly, make sure it’s on the right setting. There are some ceiling fans that are reversible so that they push air upwards instead of down. The setting that you want is for the air to be pushed down so that it cools the people in the room.
Maintaining your air conditioning system
Much like your ceiling fans, your air conditioning system probably hasn’t been touched for a while. As such, you’ll generally want to try and clean it out so that it doesn’t circulate allergens or dust around your home.
Maintaining an air conditioning system is easy if you look for the right specialist to help you. We generally wouldn’t suggest that you try to clean it yourself because it’s going to take a lot of work and you might risk damaging something. All you need to do is look for a local HVAC specialist and ask them to come out and help you clean out your air conditioning system so that it’s ready for use.
The specialist will perform a deep clean of your air conditioning system so that it’s ready for use. They’ll also perform some general maintenance to ensure that nothing is wrong with the system itself. For example, some issues might cause it to become less energy efficient, or perhaps some blockages make it difficult for the air to circulate. Whatever the circumstances are, an HVAC specialist will ensure that your air conditioning system is working at its best to cool your home during the hot summer days.
Clean up your garden and get the grill ready
Summer is a fantastic time for families and friends to get together in the backyard to celebrate. There are plenty of party opportunities thanks to the great seasonal weather, but you’ll need to clean up your backyard and make it presentable if you want to get people to come over. As such, we’d suggest getting started now so your backyard is ready for the summer.
Start by cleaning up any debris in your garden. If you don’t typically spend time in your garden, you’ll find that a lot of junk can build up. For instance, loose leaves and branches that blow from other trees can easily accumulate in your backyard, so it’s important to sweep these up and dispose of them. In addition, it’s very easy for weeds to start growing in your backyard if you don’t mow the lawn often, so you’ll need to invest a few hours of your time to make your backyard look more accommodating.
As long as you start taking better care of your backyard, you’ll find that it’s easy to prepare it for summer parties and backyard barbeques.