With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to tackle some projects to ensure your home is ready for the summer months! From servicing your air conditioning to getting your backyard ready for barbeques, here are five tips to make sure your D.C. home is ready to go for summer.
Service Your Air Conditioner
It’s no surprise that heating and cooling a house is one of the largest energy expenses according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With that in mind, it’s crucial to ensure your air conditioner is ready to combat the D.C. heat. Establish that your air conditioner is all set by changing the AC filter, cleaning the condenser coils, eliminating debris and dirt from the condenser, checking the coolant lines, and—finally—testing the unit. Completing these steps ahead of time will save you money and relieve you of stress.
Prepare Your Yard
Summertime means barbecues and backyard hangouts so, while you’re preparing your home, make sure your yard is also ready for summertime shenanigans. After taking the lawn and patio furniture out of storage, be sure to hose it down to get rid of dust and cobwebs.
Wash the Windows
Start by opening and closing each window to ensure the mechanics are working seamlessly. Then it’s time to wash the windows! Following this HGTV recipe and using hot water, vinegar, and ammonia will make your windows squeaky clean.
Spruce Up the Flowerbeds
From daffodils to daisies, adding flowers around your home is a relatively easy and beautiful way to spruce up the exterior of your house. Luckily, even if you don’t have a large yard, adding flowers is easily customizable depending on the amount of space you have available. When it comes to preparing the flowerbeds for summer, start by clearing out the weeds. After disposing of the weeds, gently till the soil and apply 2 to 3 inches of mulch.
Clear Out the Gutters
While completing your summer checklist, don’t forget to clean out the leaves and debris from the gutters! Completing these steps will save you a headache down the road.
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