Summer is the time when the real do it yourself warriors come alive. If you are one of those people who has been waiting patiently for the dreary days of winter to move on so that you can take care of some projects around your home, you are probably itching to get started. There are some things that you need to consider doing first to help prepare your home for summer.
The Air in Here
One of the most important things that you can do as the seasons change is to make sure that the air vents in your home are changed, and that your air vents are cleaned. Besides the fact that doing these things will help to cut down on the allergens inside of your home, you will also save on your energy bill. Clean vents and fresh filters ensures that your cooling system is not working overtime. It doesn’t matter if your floor-plan is open or more traditional, you can certainly benefit from cleaning your vents, and changing your filters.
Don’t Forget Your Windows
If you are like most people, the windows in your home are probably the last things that are on your mind. There are a couple of reasons that you should give your windows some consideration. UV rays are the rays from the sun that cause cancer. The fact of the matter is that the windows that are installed in homes today do a great job of blocking out UBV rays, but they offer little to no protection against UV rays. This may just be the year to consider installing protective film over the windows in your home to further protect you and your family.
All Hands On Deck
If you have a deck on your home you should inspect it for loose boards, and straying nails. Even if you winterized your deck to protect it from rain, snow and sleet your deck will more than likely still require a good pressure washing at the very least. Additionally, you should also consider giving your deck a fresh coat of paint or stain. If you have outdoor furniture, you can try sprucing it up by painting it a different color and changing the cushions. Pick out a colorful outdoor rug that matches or blends with your décor, and you are all set to enjoy the lazy days of summer.