How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Summer is almost here – is your home prepared?

Summer will be here before you know it, and so will the hot, humid days. Fortunately, there are some things you can do around the house to prepare for it. Just follow these tips and your home will be summer-ready before you know it.

Seal air leaks around your home.

You don’t want to pay to cool the outside, so prevent cold air from escaping your house by sealing all of your air leaks. These are most commonly found around windows and doors and can quickly be patched up with weatherstripping or a caulking gun.

Switch the direction of your ceiling fans.

Did you know that ceiling fans can be used to supplement your air conditioner? Set the blades to rotate counterclockwise during the warmer months – this will push air down into the room and create a windchill effect.

Clean up your yard.

Summer is a time to spend outdoors, so make sure your that yard is ready to accommodate any upcoming barbeques or family gatherings. Cleaning up any debris that may have collected over the winter and spring, mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and mulching your garden beds is a good place to start.

Install an attic fan.

Warm air rises, so it is no surprise that the attic is usually the hottest area in your home during the summer. Installing an exhaust fan can remove this buildup of hot air, and prevent it from spreading to the rest of your house.

Schedule a professional tune up for your cooling system.

Tuning up your air conditioner can lower energy bills, prevent costly repairs, and extend the lifespan of your unit. Experts recommend scheduling a professional tune up at the start of every summer in order to fully maximize these benefits.

Do you live in Fairfax County, Virginia? If so, let Air Treatment Company help you beat the heat this summer! We offer a variety of home cooling services, including air conditioner installations, repairs, and tune ups. If you live in Vienna, Fairfax, Arlington, or the surrounding area, give us a call at (703) 270-0881.

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