As summer time approaches, there are a lot of things you can do to get your home and lifestyle ready for the heat and rain that comes along with this highly anticipated time of the year. In this article, we’ll list a few things that you can do to make your home more efficient during the extreme Florida heat along with other home maintenance projects to make sure you are prepared for all that summer has to offer!
One of the more important things we can do, is to have our air conditioning systems serviced to make sure it is working properly and efficiently. The last thing we want is to be in the middle of a hot summer day and have the air conditioning system stop working. Having the A/C system checked out beforehand could also prevent more costly repairs. It would also be a good idea to check all your homes windows to make sure that no air is escaping. Having everything sealed tight will help to keep the cool air in, the humidity out, and will prevent higher electric bills in the summertime.
When preparing for the summertime rain and winds, it would be a great idea to do some maintenance on the outside of your home as well. Checking and cleaning out the gutters and downspouts for leaves and debris will prevent any backup that may occur from possible blockages. Make sure that tree limbs or other yard debris is cleaned up ahead of time for when the strong winds that come from tropical storms pop up as we know they do here in Florida. Be sure to have your hurricane shutters accessible and don’t forget to be stocked up on all your hurricane supplies as well. Staying ahead of the crowd, especially when a large storm is inbound, will make sure your family has everything they need to more prepared for during and after hurricane season.
Being prepared for the weather that comes along with summertime in Florida will make things much less stressful and put your mind at ease knowing you are well prepared allowing you to focus on summertime fun instead of unnecessary chores at the last minute. If you need more information on this topic or any other help during this process, please feel free to contact the experts @ Siesta Title and Escrow at 941-889-7744!