It is so lovely when the warmer weather finally makes an appearance. After months of being inside and the outside air being so cold, when everything starts to warm up and we head towards summer, we will all want to make the most of it. This means ensuring that you prep your home so it is ready for the warmer weather so that you can enjoy it without any worries. Although you may not think that something needs to be prepped, the reality is that something always needs to be done, and getting ahead of schedule will help you have a much better time during the summer. Read on to find out more.
Warmer Weather Prep
Tidy Your Yard
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your home is ready for the warmer weather is to tidy your yard. Over the winter, your yard probably won’t have needed much attention, but as soon as the spring and summer months arrive, weeds will start to grow, and your lawn will need to be dealt with. Not only that, but you will be able to plant some flowers for a splash of color.
Apart from tidying the yard so that it is a comfortable, enjoyable place to be, you can also ensure that it is a safe place. Clean up the BBQ grill so you can prep food on it safely, and wash down the deck or patio so that it is not slippery or covered in debris. A gorgeous garden is just the right spot for a summer day, so ensure you have one.
Get Your Air Conditioning Unit Serviced
Throughout the winter, your air conditioning unit probably has not done anything at all – it has just sat there, dormant, waiting to be used again. So you might not think that it needs any work done to it. In truth, it is wise to hire an HVAC contractor to carry out a service on the unit before you start using it again. They will be able to check the unit thoroughly and make any repairs necessary so that it is safe to use and will be working at its best; the last thing you will want is to find that the warmer weather comes and your AC is not cold enough.
When looking for an HVAC contractor, make sure you choose one with plenty of experience and an HVAC license. In this way, you know you are getting a professional, and your air conditioning unit will work well for you.
Bug-Proof Your Home
Warmer weather is wonderful until you realize that it brings a lot of unwanted visitors with it. These visitors include cockroaches, ants, spiders, flies, crickets, and plenty of other pests that will, for the most part, hibernate in the winter. In order to stop these creatures from getting inside your home and causing upset in the summer, you will need to spend some time bug-proofing your home.
This is something you can do yourself by sealing up any cracks or gaps around your home. Take special care to check for gaps around plumbing, wiring, and the roof. If you are unsure of what to do or you need some expert advice, you can have an exterminator visit to conduct a complete survey.
Getting ready and better prepared for warmer weather means getting outdoors and tidying up the yard. Weeding, mowing and maybe planting some flowers may be included. Once the yard is tackled, check that AC unit so it is ready for those hot days. Follow this up by bug-proofing your home to keep the unwanted pests away that tend to move in over the colder months. Doing these tasks will ensure you have prepped your home for warmer weather.