Friday May 30, 2014
Although the Texas weather can be quite unpredictable, there is no getting away from the extreme hot summer temperatures starting next month. In order to keep your energy costs down, prevent damages, and prepare your home for summer barbecues, make sure to cross these items from your checklist:
Ventilate your attic: some people take their attic for granted during the summer months, but using a fan or opening up vents can keep your attic from reaching those 140 degree temperatures when the outside temperature is in the 90’s.
Prepare your air conditioner unit: make sure to check and clean out filters, replace disposable ones and clean off any outside dirt. Also, it would not be a bad idea to check the insulation around doors and windows to make sure cool air is not getting out.
Spruce up your curb appeal: clean your windows, which will be a great opportunity to check for cracks in the caulk, change out the flowers in your yard, and clear any debris from your gutters.
Protect your precious possessions: the TV may look great next to the window, but during the summer months any heat-producing devices (lamps, computers, etc…) may overheat if they are sitting next to a window. On the other hand, avoid placing them near thermostats as they could cause it to read a higher temperature and keep the air running more than necessary.
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