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Summer Home Maintenance Tips (downloadable checklist)

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a little extra attention. With longer days and warmer weather, it's an ideal season for maintenance tasks that can help keep your home running smoothly and efficiently.

Here are some practical home maintenance tips to get your space summer-ready (you can download the Free checklist here):

Summer Mx Tips
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1. **HVAC System Check**: Before the heat hits its peak, ensure your HVAC system is in top shape. Replace the filter every 90 days, or more frequently if you have allergies or pets. Consider a professional service once a year to keep your system running efficiently.

2. **Smart Thermostat Upgrade**: Installing a smart thermostat can help reduce cooling costs significantly. These devices adjust the temperature automatically when you're asleep or away, potentially lowering your cooling costs by up to 10%.

3. **Inspect and Clean Outdoor Units**: Clear any debris from around your air conditioning units to prevent airflow blockage and overheating.

4. **Window and Door Seals**: Check the seals around windows and doors to ensure they're not letting hot air in or cool air out. This can also prevent pests from entering your home.

5. **Roof and Gutter Inspection**: Clear out gutters and downspouts from the debris accumulated over the fall and winter. Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or wear.

6. **Landscaping and Lawn Care**: Keep your yard looking great and your home safe from wildfires by maintaining your landscaping. Trim any overgrowth and remove dead plants.

7. **Pest Control**: Summer is peak time for pests. Seal any cracks or openings and consider a pest control service to keep unwanted guests at bay.

8. **Deck and Patio Care**: Inspect your deck or patio for any necessary repairs. Clean and reseal wood surfaces as needed to protect them from the harsh sun and summer rain.

9. **Dryer Vent Cleaning**: Lint buildup in dryer vents can pose a fire hazard. Clean out the vent to ensure your dryer is operating safely and efficiently.

10. **Deep Indoor Cleaning**: Take advantage of the warm weather to air out your home and tackle deep cleaning tasks like washing curtains, dusting ceiling fans, and cleaning under furniture.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient home throughout the summer months. For more detailed guidance and additional tips, check out comprehensive resources available online or give us a call.

Happy summer maintenance!

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