How to Get Your Northern CA Home Ready for Summer

 In Featured, Home Improvement

Summer is coming right around the bend, and the cool weather of early spring is fading away for another year. The western states, especially California, are going to feel the warm weather earlier and more intensely than some of the other states, so it’s a good idea to get your Northern California home prepared for the summer heat before it shows up to bake everything it touches.

Service Air Conditioning System

One of the most crucial tools we have to combat the summer heat is our air conditioning systems. Before you handle any other summer preparation, have your air conditioning system inspected and serviced if needed. That way, when the temperature rises, you won’t be the only person on your block sweating indoors while you wait for a repairman to help set things right. It’s best to have your inspection done as soon as possible, before the technicians become swamped with other people’s needs.

Inspect Your Roof

While California doesn’t experience the sort of winters that are common in the east, it’s a good idea to give your roof a look-over when the cold weather disappears. Wind can damage roofing almost as badly as heavy snow, so be sure to look for any damaged or missing shingles. If you notice anything off about your roof, it’s best to call a professional to handle your repairs. Falls during roofing projects are common household injuries, and you’ll want to avoid those if you can.

Check for Air Drafts

Check your windows and doors for any cracks that would allow hot air into the home or cool air to escape outside. It will save you quite a bit of money on your energy bills if you can ensure that your home is properly sealed. Keep your cold air inside and let the outside heat up as much as it is going to. If your sealing is up to speed and you’ve got a functional air conditioner, you’re going to be able to beat the heat.

Watering System Check

If you have a lawn in your hard, check your sprinklers and hoses for any leaks or blockage. This can help ensure that your yard is being watered efficiently while eliminating wasted resources. As California is often mentioned in discussions of drought, it’s in everyone’s best interest to save as much water as possible while keeping your yard looking beautiful.

These are only a few out of several maintenance checks that you can perform around your property to encourage a comfortable summer and an efficient home. For more information on what you should check for in preparation for summer, Realty Times has a great article here.

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