The cold months are over, so it’s finally time to crank down the heat inside your home. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to do so much more than just adjust the HVAC to ensure that you have a comfortable summer. Here are a few important things you should do to prepare for the upcoming warmer months and say goodbye to the cold.
1. Get Rid of All Hot or Warm Items
You’re probably not going to have too many fires in the fireplace during June, July, and August, so get rid of all the firewood taking up space in your home. In addition to clearing out the firewood in your home, put all other warm items into storage for the next few months or completely get rid of them if you have to. Any item that’s causing unnecessary heat shouldn’t be anywhere in sight during the next few months. Get rid of all heavy blankets, thick rugs and draperies, and any heat-causing device.
2. Make Sure Your Air Conditioning Unit is Working Properly
Roughly two-thirds of all homes have air conditioners in the United States. If you don’t have an AC in your home during summer you’re going to have a rough couple of months. Don’t underestimate the importance of AC repair because not having one of these units in your home can be a nightmare. Without a working AC unit, you’ll be restless at night and a sweaty mess during the day. Keep cool with quality air conditioning. Don’t worry about wasting too much energy using an AC unit, either. Today, ACs use about 50% less energy than they did back in the 1990s. Take a look at your AC and if you’re in need of AC repair, get in touch with HVAC contractors and get help before it’s too late.
3. Designate an Outdoor Resting Area
You may have to do a little cleaning up around your yard to create a nice outdoor living space, but you’ll be happy that you did once you’re spending more time outside. If your porch or deck is full of clutter, clear out some space to make room so that you and your family can spend some quality time out there. Even on those extremely hot days, if you all enjoy a few hours relaxing outside, you’ll feel even more refreshed when you walk into your nice air-conditioned home.