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Schedule a complete air conditioning service and clean air filters regularly.
Check for proper seal and replace weather stripping as necessary.
Check for flyscreens to prevent bugs from coming into your house.
Close windows, along with blinds and shades before the sun hits in the morning. This can help to make your house cooler. It’s better to stop the heat from entering your house, than to deal with the heat once it has entered. Once the temperature drops in the evening, open your doors and windows to allow the cool night air to circulate. This can flush the warm air out from your house and allow the cooler air to enter in.
Prepare your pool with a professional cleaning and check on chlorine levels, equipment and water health.
You may want to consider investing in an energy efficient water pump to save some money.
Adjust sprinkler system to suit your summer watering schedule and be wise about water in the garden.
Trim trees, shrubs and bushes periodically throughout summer to be ready for the bush fire season.
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining” (John F. Kennedy). So take advantage of the shining sun to organize a thorough check on your house.
Ensure to clean gutters and downpipes of debris that may accumulate over winter and spring season.
Also check your internal house for any structural damage, water marks on ceilings, and any hazards.
Reduce cooking with oven or stove on hot days to reduce the heat inside your house. Try the grill, microwave, slow cooker, or even BBQ outside.
Turn off lights on hot summer days because it affects the temperature of the room. Turn off heat sources such as lamps, plug-in adaptors, computer, and TV when they are not in use. Anything electrical ultimately generates heat, so anything not being used should always be turned off at the wall.
Sources: The Investor Hub American Apartment Owners Association Sustainability Victoria
Author: Anita Carolina – Trust Account Manager