Summer is right around the corner and here in East Texas, we know it’s going to be a hot one! Get ahead of the game by preparing your home well for summertime and enter the hot season with ease.
Below are our top eight ways to prepare your home for east texas summer.
Change Your Air Filters
Make sure your air filters are clean and replaced if needed! Summer is prime time for allergies to enter your home and this could be because the air in your home isn’t clean.
Along with air filters, it’s also a good idea to check your water filters and dryer vent.
Check All Window & Door Seals
We all know that summer showers in East Texas are a very common occurrence. Make sure your windows and doors are sealed properly. This will help illiminate the chances of leaks throughout spring and summer.
Check Your Thermostat
If your thermostat hasn’t been used for a few months, it’s a good idea to turn on your air, turn down the thermostat and make sure everything is working properly. Do this early in the spring season to allow time for repairs if needed.
Switch Out Seasonal Household Items
This is arguable the easiest task that will make the most visible difference in your home!!
It’s time to switch out those heavy throw blankets and dark kitchen towels for light blankets and bright colors. You want your home to not only feel cool but look summery and welcoming! By making these small changes your home will align with the new season.
Do Your Spring Cleaning
Don’t skip over tackling your spring cleaning list! During the winter months, your home could accumulate lots of dust and debris that is unrecognizable to the eye. Everyone’s list may different – but here are some ideas to get you started:
- Vacuum/dust curtains & blinds
- Clean & dust windows
- Clean out your gutter
- Dust ceiling fan
- Dust indoor & outdoor lights
Set Up A Game Plan To Water Your Yard
Depending on the state of your yard – you may need to water it regularly this summer in order to get the desired look. Start creating your watering game plan!
Make sure you have a sturdy hose, sprinkler, and access to your entire yard with water. Next, decide on how often you will water. Finally, delegate a family member to be in charge of turning the water off & on and moving the sprinkler.
Service Your HVAC Unit
Your HVAC unit has a big job coming up!! It’s more important than ever to ensure that it is working properly. Along with making sure it is free from any visible debris or clutter – you may want to consider getting your HVAC serviced by a licensed HVAC professional.
Prepare Your Pool
For those of us lucky to have a pool in our backyard – make sure it’s prepared properly for summertime!! Along with your typical pool maintenance, don’t forget to clean the filter, check the conditioner levels and test your pool equipment. If you have a saltwater pool make sure you clean your salt cell.
Don’t forget to ENJOY this summer season. Play outside, read a good book, and make memories with those you love most. From all of us Mathews Realty – have a very memorable Summer 2022!