5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Summer

It's a new month! And spring is here, with summer soon approaching!

I've compiled a few of my favorite ways to get your home ready for summer!

1. Turn your ceiling fan to counter-clockwise. There are a lot of great resources that explain the benefits and the concept of changing the direction the fan blades move. Have any of you experimented with the directions and noticed any cost savings?

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2. Adjust the temperature settings on your programmable thermostat, for when you're home or not.

3. Replace old weatherstripping on doors and windows.

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4. Check water settings. By this I mean, check your hose connection for any leaks or damage. And indoors, consider using cold or warm water when using the clothes washer. Also, consider lowering the temperature setting on your hot water tank.

5. Revisit your windows. Change out your curtains and use SolarShield® curtain panels or thermal insulated blackout curtains, to keep your rooms cool. Another idea is to use window film to reject UV rays.

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What are things you do around your home to get it ready for the warmer, summer season?

Real Estate Decoded Contributor

Sources: 1. Del Mar Fans & Lighting 2. The Simple Dollar 3. Porch 4. Consumer Reports

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