Just because it’s a dry heat doesn’t mean we have to roast each summer. In fact, both native and imported Arizonans all around you are enjoying their summers, despite the heat. What’s their secret? They’re using our simple summer home maintenance tips to stay cool all season long.
Stay Comfortable With Arizona Summer Home Maintenance
So what summer home maintenance tips should you be performing to prepare for those triple digit temps? First of all, you need to get your air conditioning unit professionally checked out and tuned up! A/C has forever changed the way we live here in Arizona, so make sure yours is in tip-top shape this summer.
Your HVAC professional can make sure it’s working properly, perform any needed adjustments, and recommend how you can help your air conditioning unit last – or if it’s ready to be replaced, they can walk you through the energy-efficient options available.
Now that your air conditioner is ready for the heat, let’s make sure that the rest of your house – and your yard – are also ready.
Other Summer Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your House Cool
When was the last time you took a good look at your windows? Many savvy homeowners are installing tinted windows (or darkening existing windows), especially ones that soak up those sunrays all summer long. Combine tinting with the right window treatments, and you won’t have to leave the blinds closed all summer to keep your house from overheating.
So, if your windows and window treatments haven’t been upgraded, replaced, or inspected lately, make sure you add that to your summer preparation to-do list.
Getting Your Yard Ready for Summer Means Fun and Lower Bills
Our last big summer home maintenance tip is to make sure that your yard is ready for sizzling temperatures.
Do you have a pool? Have it inspected, and make any necessary repairs. Then you can cool off in peace, without having to worry about an excessive water bill from a leaky pool.
When was the last time you had a professional look at your landscaping? Some native Arizona trees may not need much more than occasional pruning, while others may need a lot more attention! Either way, keeping your yard looking good is about more than just aesthetics.
Some of your trees may be strategically placed to block the sun, keeping your house, yard or pool cooler. Letting those trees become overgrown could ruin that effect – or your property! Keep your trees upright and healthy so your summer can be cool and carefree, and you’ll be ready to entertain at a moment’s notice. Now you’re ready to beat the heat!