How to Get Your House Ready for the Summer

As summer fast approaches, it’s important to take the time now to get your house ready. To help make it easier, we’ve outlined some tips below that can help you prepare in order to save money, time, and stress.

How to Get Your House Ready for the Summer

Now, before the weather gets hot, is a good time to get your property in order. More importantly, for aging adults, it is extremely important to test the air conditioner system before the temperature rises. The impact of overheating can be dangerous if not dealt with quickly. Other seasonal suggestions include:

  • Switching ceiling fans to move counter-clockwise to better circulate the cool air
  • Washing your windows to remove dirt/winter remnants
  • Inspecting the exterior of the house for signs of peeling paint
  • Having electric fans handy in case there are issues with the air conditioner
  • Cleaning up your garage to make space and get rid of old items
  • Adding curtains and blinds if you don’t already have them
  • Examining and replacing any damaged roof shingles
  • Checking your gutters to fix and prevent water damage on your roof
  • Cleaning out your freezer to make room for summer treats
  • Inspecting your chimney
  • Adding some plant life to your home (both inside and out)
  • Opening your windows to air out your home
  • Inspecting your sprinklers and water system
  • Inspecting your grill to ensure it’s safe for any summer cookouts
  • Checking the batteries on any mobile wheelchairs or scooters
  • Inspecting any wheelchair ramps for winter damage
  • Have a pool? Make sure to get it serviced as soon as possible to get it prepped for the summer season and prevent damage

Take the time and enjoy your summer! This is a great opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones. By taking the effort upfront to get your house ready you can save time and potentially money.