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It is officially flip-flop season!
Summer brings sunshine, longer days, and memorable outdoor gatherings under the stars. Now is a good time to beat the heat and transform your home into a cool sanctuary with a few simple measures so that your home is ready to embrace the summer season in style.
Get Your Air Conditioning System Checked. Before the scorching heat arrives, it’s essential to ensure that your air conditioning system is in optimal condition. Schedule a professional inspection to clean the filters, check the refrigerant levels, and ensure that the unit is functioning efficiently. Regular maintenance will not only keep your home cool but also help save energy and reduce utility bills.
Refresh Your Outdoor Spaces. Now is a good time to clean your patio furniture, cushions, and umbrellas, and consider adding vibrant throw pillows or new accessories to add a pop of color. Additionally, inspect and repair any damages to your deck or patio and replace any furniture that is broken or showing signs of wear and tear.
Maximize Natural Light. Summer is all about embracing natural light while staying cool indoors. Clean your windows, remove heavy curtains, and replace them with light, airy drapes or blinds that allow the sunlight to filter in. Trim any overgrown plants or trees that obstruct the natural light and create a bright and cheerful ambiance throughout your home. And while you are at it, seal any gaps or cracks near windows and doors to keep the cool air from escaping.
Check Your Ceiling Fans. Ceiling fans are an excellent way to circulate cool air and create a gentle breeze indoors. Ensure that your ceiling fans are in good working condition by cleaning the blades and oiling the motor if necessary. If you don’t have ceiling fans, consider installing them in rooms where you spend the most time to enhance airflow throughout your home. During the summer, you will want your fans running counterclockwise to keep cool.
Prepare for Outdoor Entertaining. Take advantage of the warmer weather by preparing your outdoor space for entertaining. Clean your grill, check the propane levels, and ensure that it’s in proper working condition. Create a welcoming ambiance by adding outdoor lighting, such as string lights or solar-powered lanterns. Stock up on outdoor essentials like bug repellents to keep pesky insects at bay during your gatherings.
Grab the sunscreen and beach towels and follow these simple tips to ensure that your home is ready to embrace the summer season
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