The summer heat is bearing down on us, so it's time to beat the sun and protect your home from UV rays. Before applying sunscreen in earnest make sure you do these things first.
One of them being preparing for hot weather by ensuring that all areas around windows have some type or mesh covering them. This will help alleviate any condensation. It is also important to have regular inspections with an eyedropper filled up at least twice daily (or once if they're outside) because without moisture inside there'll be more rusting issues.
Here are some things that you can do to prepare your home for the summer season.
1. Clean the Walkway
Repairing a pavement is not always easy, but with these step-by-step instructions you'll be able to fix any damage that needs fixing. First of all wash away dirt from the cracks in your concrete using soap and water before replacing pavers or bricks as needed so they stick down properly when finished being repaired by filling whatsoever that looks too high up (especially if it's an older driveway). If there are still problems after doing this then refer back again.
2. Make Some Basic Landscaping
It is one of the best times to use those green thumbs. Planting shrubs and leafy trees around your home is a great way to prevent your home from excess heat.
3. Properly Size your AC
This summer, make sure you're purchasing an efficient air conditioning unit. Oversized units are not always the best choice because they require more energy to run than smaller ones do–and this can be costly. On the other hand if your home needs space for all those people coming over or just lots of furniture then consider scaling down from oversized models by looking into split systems, which operate efficiently no matter what size room is being cooled.
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4. Clean Out the Gutters
The sound of rain on your roof is a beautiful thing. It means you don't have to worry about moisture entering through cracks and damaging property, because it will only cause cosmetic damage in most cases.
The winter can also leave leaves behind which might fall into gutter systems; remove all potential causes for leaks by cleaning up around them carefully – stay away from basement floors as much as possible during these months too.
5. Conduct a Home Energy Audit
Conducting a home energy audit is always better before undertaking any improvements to your house. If you do this process, these evaluations will help prioritize what needs repair or replacement so that it can be done in stages and save on monthly utility bills.
6. Prepare the Windows
If you find any gaps in your window's framing, make sure that the dynamics work by opening and closing each panel a few times. Wash away these imperfections with vinegar ammonia solution before rinsing them off thoroughly under running water for best results. Dry using either cloths or paper towels so they don't rust against metal surfaces when left wet all day long.
7. Check the Thermostat
You don't have to wait until the first heat waves hit you to check if your thermostat is working or not.
Put your thermostat in AC mode and run the air five degrees cooler than it already is in your home. You should hear your system beating in gear and can feel cold air coming out of the air vents. If the airflow is obstructed in any way, it is a sign that something is wrong.
8. Wash your Cushions
It's important to wash your outdoor fabrics in warm water, since they are safe for the fabric. After air drying and placing back on the cover when slightly damp will keep them soft. If scrubbing isn't working try dish detergent or if all else fails just use an old toothbrush.