Summer is undeniably one of the best time of the year, especially for people that love to be outdoors and get a bit of a tan. However, you can seriously improve your summer experience by getting the inside of your home and your garden prepared for the hot weather and longer days. Something you can find out more about in the post below.
Check all the windows and doors
During the winter you may have had to keep your place sealed up tight to keep the heat in, but the opposite is true when the weather starts to get finer. That is why it’s so important for you to check that all the doors and window open fully with trouble before the hot weather starts. After all, you don’t want to be stuck indoors with no way of getting any fresh air!
If you find that window or door frame are sticking it can be useful to oil the hinges with WD40 or something like it. Although sometimes with wooden windows, it if the frame itself that has swollen and it will need shaving down with a lathe to ensure they are easy to open.
Next, it is vital to have your air con functioning before summer hits in full and that is why I always recommend getting your system services in early spring. That way you miss the rush, and you can usually get a slightly reduced price as the folks doing the work will have a lesson during these months.
Although, remember that the aircon is not the only home appliance that you will want to get checked and serviced before the height of summer.
In fact, it can make a lot of sense to get someone out that specializes in appliance repair to ensure that your refrigerator, freezer, and other kitchen gadgets like your ice machine are working to their full capacity. After all, you don’t want to be stuck on a hot day without some ice to add to your coffee in the morning, or even be unable to offer a cool drink to visitors if they arrive unexpectedly, now do you?
Also, it’s a great idea to ensure that your BBQ grill is a good state of repair before you get into summer. To do this is may be necessary to take the skillet out and use a specialist cleaning pack to dissolve some of the burnt on grease. Don’t panic though, as this is pretty easy to do, although its best to wash it down thoroughly before putting any food in it for cooking.
Last of all, to get you home fully prepared for summer it is vital that you consider what you will do about your bedding and linens. Too many folks forget to change over their comforter for a lower tog, as well as leave their winter covers on when the weather starts to warm up.
However, this is something that can make all the difference to your comfort during the night, and you know what that means? Yes, better sleep, making changing from thicker cotton or fleece sheets and covers to linen, seersucker, or lightweight cotton a priority in your summer ready prep.