Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to give your home a mini-makeover so that you can enjoy the season to the fullest. Following are three preparation strategies to help you get your home Summer-ready.
Let the Sun Shine in
Summer’s all about sun, so make sure your home interior gets plenty of it by thoroughly washing your windows both inside and outside. Once your window glass is glistening, dress your windows up with treatments using airy summer fabrics in this year’s fruit-based color palette. Think lemon parfaits, peach sorbets, ripe red apples, and blueberry popsicles. For a classic look that brings the season front and center into any home, frame clean windows with your favorite summer curtains made from cotton. To complement your shiny windows with their colorful accents, consider matching slipcovers, throw pillows, and lightweight blankets to balance out the look. Don’t forget to repair any torn or worn screens during this time so that you can enjoy the feel of a summer breeze in your home interior without the threat of unwanted visitors such as spiders and insects.
Is Your Refrigerator Running?
If you’re like most people, your refrigerator is going to be the most popular appliance in the house this summer. Before you fill it with cool summer beverages and crisp salads and other easy summer fare, make sure your fridge is equipped to do the job. Most refrigerator malfunctions occur because the condenser coils clog with dust and debris, so take the time to carefully vacuum yours. Just unplug the appliance, locate the coils, and use the nozzle attachments of your household vacuum cleaner to get them debris-free. The coils are generally located in one of the bottom corners on the back side of the appliance, but if you have difficulty finding yours, your owner’s manual will be able to tell you exactly where to look. After this is done, clean your refrigerator thoroughly, and get rid of anything you think you won’t use to make room for warm-weather goodies.
Get Your AC Primed and Ready
Start the summer season with an air conditioning system that’s ready for lots of action by having it professionally serviced before the warm days begin. Few things put a damper on summer fun faster than an AC malfunction on a hot day, and you may wait longer and pay more for service if this happens in your home. Most air conditioners work extra hard during the first major heat wave of the summer, and this can cause breakdowns in units that aren’t quite up to the challenge. Your technician can circumvent potential problems before they happen as well as perform maintenance tasks such as changing filters that will keep your AC running as it should.