The days are getting longer. The grass is a verdant green. There is no denying that summer is around the corner. But with summer comes a number of concerns for the home owner. You have to get out the air conditioner, open the pool, mow the lawn.
Here are some tips to help you transition into the dog days of summer.
Talk to your local electrician
For many people, it can be hard to decide when to call a professional electrician, but considering the amount of strain you are about to put on your electrical system in the coming heat, it might be a good idea. Between the constant running of your AC unit and the television while your kids are home for school, why not make sure your home is safe?
You should especially consider finding an electrician if you have any electrical wiring in or around your pool, for instance, if you have embedded lights in the walls of the pool.
Consider a whole house fan
Electricity bills can be quite the nuisance if you don’t like high temperatures. There are a number of ways to help beat the heat, some are expensive (air conditioning), while some are out of your control (window placement). Some fixes, like planting shade trees or choosing a more heat resistant color for your home can do wonders.
There is one other option that is often overlooked — the whole house fan. The whole house fan is designed to be run at night to circulate cooler night air in and the hot day air out.
Just remember when to call a professional electrician. After all, experts insist that if your home is over 10 years old and you are adding a new appliance or planning a major renovation, you should always get an inspection by a qualified electrician.
Check for Winter Wear and Tear
The cooler temperatures can do some damage to your home. Make sure to check that your shingles and gutters haven’t been compromised and replace what you need. Also be on alert for cracks. As cracks expand, they could allow water into your home causing exorbitant fees for water damage and electrical repairs.
Getting ready for summer might seem like it’s all party and vacation planning, but there is serious work to be done to make sure your home is in top shape. If you are questioning when to call a professional electrician, just remember it will all be worth it when you can kick back and relax worry free.