Summer temperatures can be stressful and uncomfortable if your home is not ready to take the heat. This article will enlighten you on how to refresh your home for the summer.
You should thoroughly clean both the interior and exterior of the house. Start by cleaning the windows and dusting the house with bug-proof pesticides. During the hot summer, bugs escape the heat by hiding inside the house and the bushy areas. It is recommended you clear the bushes and bug-proof the environs. Clear out weeds and unblock stagnant water. You can Pressure-wash or scrub with warm soapy water in the walkway, then replace damaged pavers or bricks.
Install thermal curtains or blackout curtains, work to prevent direct sunlight into the house. You can use DIY thermal curtains; make them using black fabric to absorb the heat and use them to cover windows. Closing the curtains during the day and open them at night when the sun is gone, and you can enjoy the cool night breeze.
Repair the Windows
During summer, ensure the windows close well and are leak-proof by applying caulk on any cracks. Well-maintained windows will reduce the workload of your air conditioner, ultimately making your home more environmentally friendly.
Keep the Lights Off
When lights are on, it is hard to keep a room cool during the day. LED lights increase the temperature of your room, and therefore keeping them off during the day ensures your house stays cool.
Check Your Air Conditioner and Water Systems
A faulty central heating system during summer can be stressful. Regular servicing extends the life span of your system, helps avoid harmful leaks, and improves the efficiency of your unit.
Repair your pipes
Our bodies are mostly made of water, and you need more clean water during the hot summer to keep your body hydrated. Pipes are mostly damaged during winter due to the contractions and fixing them, and you need to have a foam layer that prevents pipes from bursting when exposed to the humid summer heat.
Even if your pipes are not damaged, better be safe, eliminate any vegetation around them, and seal any gaps or cracks. You should also repair and service all other electronic devices that will keep you comfortable during summer, such as refrigerators, which can cause surprisingly high energy usage, primarily when not well maintained.