5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

May 18, 2016
Ross and Witmer

Warmer weather has arrived, and summer is on its way to Belmont, North Carolina. Before the crushing heat hits, make sure your home is ready for the summer ahead.

Take a look at what you can do to make sure your home is comfortable even when the weather outside isn’t.

Keep Your Refrigerator Running

Summer is the time when you crave cold drinks on ice. Clean your refrigerator coils by unplugging the fridge and vacuuming them to remove dirt and dust. Your refrigerator will run more efficiently as a result.

Check Your Screens

Sometimes the weather is mild enough to sit out on the back patio or open a window or door. Let the nice air in and keep the bugs out by repairing the screens on your windows, doors, and patio. You can buy kits in home improvement stores or call a professional to replace your screens.

Turn Your Fans

In the cooler months your ceiling fans should move in a clockwise motion. Now that summer is almost here, turn them counterclockwise so the cool air is pushed downward. The fan’s breeze on your skin will definitely help you feel cooler.

Service Your HVAC System

A service and tuneup increases your system’s lifespan and helps you find and fix small problems before they become big ones. This means your air conditioner should keep working all summer long. With our 17-point tuneup, we’ll check your filters, coils, compressor, wiring, and more.

Eliminate Air Leaks

The quickest way to pay higher energy bills and feel warm during the summer is to ignore air leaks. We offer a Whole Home Health Assessment that includes your basement, attic, and other spaces to make sure the air flows the way it should and nothing harmful to your health is growing in the dark corners of your home.

Ready to prepare your home for summer so you can stay cool and comfortable? Contact us at Ross & Witmer by calling 704-392-6188, and schedule a service today.

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