Summer has nearly been and gone, but there is no time like the present to get your home healthy and summer-ready. Even if your summer is spent outside the house, it is important to prepare your home for the new season.
Apart from traditional cleaning, there are several other factors you must consider for this season.
Check Your Air Conditioner
Having an air conditioner that breaks during the summer is an absolute nightmare! Although early weeks of the season are mild, you can never trust the sun as she is a stubborn mistress. So, now is the best time to get your AC serviced by professionals using a 24 Hour AC Service. But you can also save a bit of money by looking at it yourself, as it may just be the filter that needs a quick clean! You can easily take out the filters from the AC by removing the cover and wash them with lukewarm water. It will help in removing the large pieces of dirt that cause turbulence while cooling.
Clear the Windows
Clean windows scream class, so this is essential before summer because who knows what your windows have gone through from the winter months? A simple cleaning solution and some gloves should do the trick. However, if the windows are harder to reach, maybe invest in someone who can come to clean them professionally.
Check your Central Heating System
This seems like an oddball; however, during the hotter seasons, you will not have to use it. But a faulty central heating system during winter is dreadful, so you may as well use the hot season to fix it so that you are prepared for winter!
Ensure your central heating is serviced by a certified engineer before the chilly weather sets in. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your furnace, help avoid carbon monoxide leaks, and improve the efficiency of your unit.
Clean and Recoat Outdoor Furniture
With the return of hot weather, so have returned the barbeques and garden parties! So, cleaning off the furniture sitting in storage or sitting outside in the garden is essential. First, inspect metal parts for rust and treat with rust preventative. Then, power wash the furniture, recoat with a clean sealer and restrain or repaint it if the coating is worn or chipped.
Decorate Ready for Summer
Simple interior updates are key to making your home fit for summer, so let’s get rid of anything that screams winter. First, extinguish anything that evokes heat like heavy rugs, fire logs, and thick bankes; replace these with fresh flowers, some plants and lightweight throws. Then, winter will be out of sight and out of mind.
Empty the freezer
Empty your freezer and defrost it fully, melting any icy build-up. Then, do an audit of what’s in there. Certain products lose texture and flavor over time, so chuck out anything that’s been in there for over a year. So now you have more space for ice lollies, ice cream, and barbeque essentials.