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Is your home ready for the summer? With the rising heat, it could raise the power and energy bills as well. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for this summer.

Change your bed sheets

As simple as it sounds, changing out your bed sheets could make a world of difference. It’s time to pack away the comforter, and lay out the thinner sheets. What material you use is also just as important; cotton and rayon are two of the most breathable fabrics,and helps to regulate body temperature.

Change your AC filters

AC filters are not built to last, most filters should be changed out every 1-3 months. If you own a central AC unit, the return grill filter will need to be replaced. This can be done by simply taking out the old one to discard and popping a new one in. If you own a split AC system, the inside unit has a front panel that can be opened up where the filter can slide out to be washed.

Temperature control window films

Window films are an absolute godsend, and extremely easy to install. Temperature control films help to block up to 99% of UV rays and up to 80% of solar heat. It does help to reduce extreme glare, but will reduce the amount of light coming through the window. Installation can be broken down in 5 easy steps: clean the window, spray lightly with a soap & water solution, apply the film, use a squeegee to push out all the air bubbles, and trim the excess border.

Pressure washing

This is a time consuming one, but will tremendously help reduce heat absorption. Coming from winter, all the dirt and debris has accumulated on the walls and rooftop, making it easy for the sun’s heat to get absorbed. Pressure washing it off will help your house naturally reflect the heat, and also helps maintain the home’s health and curb appeal.

These are just some of the ways to help keep your house summer ready. Some other simple ways could include providing more air circulation with some extra fans, or getting a dehumidifier to collect a lot of excess moisture in the air.

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