The long days, hot weather and countless festivals bring out the best of the city and make the summer a special season in Penticton. To get the most out of this summer and enjoy all that Penticton has to offer, you will want to make sure that your home is properly prepared. As the premier real estate agent in Penticton, here are some tips to help get your home ready for the summer.
Make sure that your lawn mower and your yard tools are ready for the job this summer. Before cutting your grass, make sure to address the following:
- Change the oil in your lawnmower.
- Clean or replace your mower’s air filter.
- Sharpen your mower’s blade.
- Give your yard equipment a good cleaning and ensure that all are in safe, working order.
Reseed your Lawn
It is always a good idea to reseed your lawn. A well-maintained lawn not only is visually appealing, it is also a great way to keep weeds out. Less weeding means more free time this summer to enjoy your favourite activities.
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When reseeding your lawn, do not forget to apply a thin layer of topsoil to protect your grass seed. Make sure to irrigate your newly seeded lawn for at least 2 weeks.
Service Your Air Conditioning
Nothing will ruin your summer faster than a broken air conditioning unit. When getting your air conditioning unit serviced, make sure to:
- Clean or replace the filters in your unit.
- Flush out the lines with a cup of bleach.
- Trim back the vegetation around the outdoor portion of your air conditioner to allow ample room for your unit to breathe.
Rotate Your Fans
If your home’s ceiling fans have a directional switch, make sure that it is set counterclockwise. This will allow the blades to push the air down rather than up.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Consider upgrading your thermostat to a “smart” model. Not only will this type of thermostat save you money on your monthly energy bills, it will also allow you to cool your home more efficiently. A “smart” thermostat will allow you to cool individual rooms or divert air into occupied rooms. Some models will allow you to operate your thermostat from your phone and allow you to select the temperature so that you can cool your home at peak hours of the day.
These summer tips will have your home summer ready in no time. A well prepared home is a hassle free and worry free home and will essentially free up time for you to enjoy all that Penticton has to offer this summer. If you are interested in more summer home tips or would like to see some of the new real estate options that are available in Penticton, please call me today.