Just because this year’s summer is different doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable. As you spend your time staying safe at home, it’s crucial to prepare your home for the warm temperatures so you can have some indoor summer fun. Here are some tips to prepare your living space for the ultimate vacation season.
Install an air conditioner or have yours serviced
An air conditioner is your best defense against the scorching summer heat. If you don’t already have one, you should definitely consider purchasing a unit and calling a reputable air conditioning installation service to get it set up for you. Already got one? Make sure to get it serviced as early as possible so you won’t have to deal with it breaking down when you need it most. Have your filters changed and your circuit breakers and fuses examined to see if they’re still in good working condition.
Bug-proof your property
The warmer temperatures bring out all the bugs to the yard and into your home. Bugs will be scrambling to find shelter from the heat and what better place to shack up than in your cool and comfortable home. This is why it’s important to bug-proof your home. Ensure that every nook and cranny of your home is sealed well with caulk, such as your doors, windows, and any gaps, to keep any pesky pests from getting in.
Touch up your garden
Your yard is proof that you don’t have to leave home to have fun since it’s the perfect venue for barbecues and picnics. The warm summer weather is the perfect opportunity to tidy up your garden. You can start by clearing up any debris leftover from trees and shrubs, then move on to clipping and pruning any seasonal hedges to give your bushes an attractive shape. Don’t forget to give your lawn a good soak so it doesn’t dry up under the scorching heat.
Carry out some post-winter maintenance
Your home really takes a beating during the harsh winter months because of the frigid conditions. You should inspect your house thoroughly for any damage that’s been done to it while it was covered in snow and ice, particularly your HVAC unit, gutters, roof, air conditioners, and pipes. This also prepares your home to survive the following winter.
Stock up on summer essentials
Make sure you’ve got all you need to have a fun and safe time under the sun. That means stocking up on aloe vera gel, sunblock, insect repellent, and tanning oil. You could also get yourself a portable electric fan, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to beat the heat.
Clear out your patio
There’s no better place to enjoy the pleasant weather than from your patio. You get to experience the warm sunlight and the occasional fresh breeze while still staying cool under the shade. So get ready to scrub down your deck’s walkways, give your hammock a good laundering, and dust off your outdoor furniture — your patio is going to be your favorite area in your house for the summer.
Summer can still be fun even if you’re spending most of it indoors. Keep these tips in mind so you can have a safe and enjoyable vacation.