5 Ways To Ready Your Home For Summer

Monday, May 17, 2021

The unofficial start of summer is just two weeks away. You may be preparing for longer days, shorter work weeks, and quite possibly, a much-needed getaway. But have you thought about preparing your home for the summer months? The warm summer months present a different set of challenges than the cold winter ones, but it's still important to be prepared.

Here are 5 steps to take to get your home summer-ready:

1. Check Your AC Unit

Your air conditioner has been sitting idle during the cold winter months collecting leaves and other debris. Replacing the filters, cleaning the condenser, and performing a few minor checks will get your AC unit into shape so it's ready to operate and cool your home efficiently this summer. If you have central AC units, you may need to call a professional to come to your home and do a quick inspection. We use a heating, cooling, and plumbing service that swings by in late May to replace the filters and check to be sure the AC unit turns on and is working as it should.

2. Create an Outdoor Oasis

One of the things I look forward to most in the summer months is spending more time outdoors, and I don't just mean at the beach or pool. I love to create a relaxing and cozy space on our deck each summer. It becomes a second family room for our family and somewhere to which we can retreat after a long work day. 

Having plenty of seating for you and your family as well as guests and adding plants and flowers makes the space colorful and friendly.

3. Spray For Ticks and Mosquitos

What good is your outdoor oasis if you are being eaten alive by pests? Now is a good time to call a tick and mosquito spray services to rid your yard of buzzing and biting pests that will kill your outdoor vibe. Many offer free quotes and can customize a plan for you whether you are looking for a long term solution or just need a spray for a special event or party.

4. Check Fire, Smoke, and Security Alarms

It's recommended that we check our fire and smoke alarms twice yearly, but most of year forget to do that. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to do some household maintenance, including replacing batteries and checking to be sure that fire, smoke, and security alarms and systems are working properly. These systems are life-savers, and any faulty equipment can mean the difference between being safe and putting yourself in harm's way.

If you don't have a fire or security system in place in your home or your business, I highly recommend Tech Services of NJ. Tech Services offers life safety systems (fire, security, access control, and more) not only for your home but for your business as well. These systems are essential for residential and commercial properties to keep families and employees safe and protected. 

If you are in need of an alarm technician in New Jersey to install a system in your home or business, Tech Services of NJ takes the time to assess your wants and needs and works with you to develop a plan to deliver the services that will keep your home or business safe and free from danger. Tech Services customizes systems that work best for your business, and Tech Services of NJ also provides 24/7 central station monitoring so your needs are met around the clock.

Summer is often a time for home burglaries to occur as more homes have windows open, making access to the house easier. Now is the time to think about securing your home with an alarm system.

5. Ensure Your Landscaping Equipment Is Working
If you don't use a landscaping service to tend to your lawn, you'll want to check your own equipment to be sure it's working properly. Lawnmowers, weed whackers, and leaf blowers should be inspected to be sure they are in working order. Also, make sure you have an extra can of gas for any equipment that requires it. 

Happy Summer!

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