How to Prepare your Home for Summer

Australian summer is here — and it’s a scorcher! In this article, we’re sharing our top 5 actionable tips to prepare your home for the summer season, including:

  • Summer house tips in Perth, like decluttering and decorating
  • Air conditioning maintenance and installation
  • Home energy optimization

Are you ready to get started? Be sure to keep these ideas in mind as you gear up for the summer heat.


1. Declutter indoor areas

As the weather begins to warm up, you can start to organize the interior of your home. As you begin cleaning, declutter each room in your home. Be sure to get rid of any lingering trash or magazines and put away holiday or previous seasonal decor. Once everything is tidied up and organized, you can begin to deep clean your home.

As you clean and sanitize your house, section your home by levels and rooms. Then, put together a calendar that contains a schedule of when each room should be cleaned by. Whether you go all-out on a cleaning spree weekend, or you divvy out the cleaning tasks over the course of a week, it will help to have guidelines of what to get done by when.


2. Decorate your front porch or backyard patio

Once the interior of your home is complete, it’s time to move to the outside areas. In addition to trimming your lawn and shrubs, watering your grass and flowers, and updating your landscaping, you’ll want to decorate your outdoor entertainment areas. 

If you enjoy sipping on a cup of coffee in the morning, pay special attention to decorating your front porch. Or, if you like hosting barbeques, focus on upgrading your backyard patio or deck. In these areas, add accent pillows, outdoor lights, or new garden accents. These simple decorations will create a noticeable difference and enhance your outdoor space.


3. Maintain and service your aircon system

Even if you enjoy entertaining guests in your yard, the summer heat may call for some indoor dinner parties. You’ll want to ensure that your aircon system is in working order for the comfort of you and your guests. At Perth City Air, we offer a variety of maintenance and repair services should your unit require any fixes.

In addition to professional servicing, you can give your aircon system extra attention. Here are some ways to clean up and service your air conditioner on your own:

  • Remove and discard leaves, dirt, and other debris from the aircon unit
  • Dust air conditioner unit, vents, and surrounding areas
  • Repair broken or leaking seals
  • Remove and replace old filters

Remember, always exercise safety when maintaining your aircon system at home. When in doubt, reach out to a professional in the Perth area to help you get the job done properly.


4. Install a new aircon unit

If you’re ready to install a new air conditioner altogether, be sure to research whether you’d prefer a ducted or split system aircon unit. Each air conditioner comes with its own unique set of perks and challenges. However, at Perth City Air, we are dedicated to helping you find, install, and maintain the perfect system for your home.

From new construction aircon installations to existing home installations, we can provide a design and quote for your aircon installation.


5. Make small tweaks to keep your home cool

In addition to servicing and upgrading your aircon unit, there are other ways to keep your home cool during the hot Australian summer. 

Whether you turn off your aircon unit periodically, or you simply want to take extra measures to keep your house cool and comfortable, try these tips:

  • Seal and caulk leaky doors and windows
  • Shut curtains to block out excess sunlight and heat
  • Utilize fans to circulate air

Is your home cool for the summer?

Preparing your home for summer is simple with Perth City Air. Give us a ring if you’d like to set up a time to chat about the aircon needs in your home. Or jumpstart the process by getting a free quote today — just click here!

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