Summers in Florida can be unforgiving. The surging temperatures combined with humid air make for unpleasant days. Now that winter is rapidly receding, it is time you prepared for approaching warm days.
The easiest way to make hot days more bearable is to make your home summer-ready. Here are some easy tips to prepare your Florida home for sweltering temperatures.
Check your air conditioner for any faults
It is not summer yet, but now is the best time to check on your air conditioning. Test the HVAC system and find out if everything is working fine. If you find any problems, you can have them fixed before temperatures start to rise. The most common problem with air conditioning is clogged air filters. Clear out any debris and replace the filter to ensure that everything is working smoothly.
If you do find any serious faults with the air conditioning, do not try to fix it yourself. Call a professional who will thoroughly check your unit for issues and leaks. You could also invest in a programmable thermostat to save some money on electricity bills.
Look for any leaks in ventilation
If your air conditioner is working great but your house has leaks, then all that cool air will slowly escape. Check your doors and windows for cracks and gaps. If you find any, seal them using weather stripping or caulk. You should also take a look at basement and attic insulation. Over the years, it would have become compacted, leaving gaps and leaks. Another area you should cover is spaces around ductwork and pipes.
Protect your home from water damage
Summers are a lot more than just hot, sticky days. Florida is no stranger to rains or stormy weather. All that excess water can prove hazardous to your house, so make sure the property is safe from water damage. Check basement and roof for leaks and cracks. Make sure doors and windows are caulked and sealed. Check gutters and remove any debris.
Prepare for bugs
Anyone living in Florida is no stranger to torrents of bugs during hot summer days. Since most of these pesky insects hibernate during cold months, they become more active during spring and summer. Seal any gaps in your home to keep away ants and mosquitoes. You could also spray pesticide around the perimeter of your home to repel any unwanted visitors.
These tips are easy to follow and will help you greatly during the coming summer. It is best to call a professional if you need help.
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