Home Upgrades To Make During the Summer

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Upgrading the condition of your home is something that every homeowner should consider on a revolving schedule throughout the year. The summer months offer a unique opportunity for homeowners to tackle some of the trickier renovation projects that are just easier to accomplish than during the cold chill of winter. Contractors often charge higher rates for outdoor work during the winter season, so timing your renovations for the favorable warmer weather of the summer season is often a great way to take advantage of a number of benefits.

Early in the Summer


Tackling essential renovations early in the summer is a great way to beat the heat. Many same-day renovation projects can dramatically improve your quality of life and give your family the relaxing summertime holiday that you deserve. AC repair work is a must in these early months in order to avoid the warmer weather that puts the heat of spring to shame.

Finding an air conditioning repair technician or company service provider that you trust locally is the best way to ensure that your home is always well maintained and your air conditioning needs are always taken care of. Air conditioners are crucial, especially in the southern states, nearly all year round, and are essential during the warm months in every region of the nation. Your air conditioner unit is likely to last for fifteen years on average, but keeping the equipment running properly is not an act of chance. Every year you need to continually return to your air conditioner in order to ensure that debris has not damaged the blades or fan itself and that the structural integrity of the device remains intact. This is a job for air conditioning professionals with years of experience fixing HVAC systems. These contractors have seen it all and know exactly how to solve any problem that may be plaguing your home’s system. The spring or early summer are typically the best times for a routine maintenance call in order to check your system for any nagging issues that may put your comfort off for hours or days later in the high temperatures when it counts the most.

Another great renovation project that homeowners take on during the early summer months is the revamping of their outdoor space. Joining the millions of Americans (16 percent of homes in the United States) who enjoy afternoons bathing in the pool, for instance, is a popular job that many tackles just before the conclusion of their children’s school year in the early summer months. With the onset and continued virulence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a renovation that gives your family a little more breathing room without having to interact closely with others is something that more and more Americans are considering.

Late Summer Preparation


As the hotter months continue to march by, a lot of people make a shift away from holiday and heat-beating renovation projects and focus on preparation for the winter months. This is the time of hurricane season for the east coast and flu season for the entire country. The types of jobs that homeowners choose to tackle are telling here. Window and door replacements top the list as people brace for the chill of changing seasons and prevailing cooler temperatures. This is because your HVAC system must also deal with the demands of heating your home. Keeping moisture out of the home and the seals within and around these entry points for the cold air secured are the best ways to increase energy efficiency and cost-effective savings, as well as your family’s comfort level.

Tackling renovation projects is a constant in the life of a homeowner, so learn from the pros and schedule your home upgrades according to seasonality.

Nola Blanton researches, organizes, and delivers high-level and impactful strategic content that helps OI's readers understand, discuss, and prepare for emerging trends in business and marketing.

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