Ready for summer in Surprise, AZ? You might be, but your home needs a little help! In addition to finding a good insurance policy through Giles & Iten Insurance, you also need to take a few steps to weatherproof your home.
Here are a few ways to prepare your home for the summer heat.
Adding an additional insulative layer can help you to lower your energy bills because the air conditioner won’t need to run as frequently. The good news is that you may not even need to do this for every area of your home, so you can also save on the upfront cost of insulation.
2. Air Filter
Your home’s air filter needs to be replaced before summer starts. Why? Collected debris can reduce the amount of air that can flow freely throughout your home, which could mean that the air conditioner needs to stay on longer than necessary.
3. Ceiling Fans
During warmer months, it’s best to rotate your ceiling fans counterclockwise. This will help direct the airflow downward and optimize the cool air distribution in each room when your AC is on.
Be sure to adjust your thermostat before temperatures rise to ensure your air conditioner is functioning correctly.
With all of the additional airflow introduced into your home during the summer, you will want to clean off excess dust around your home so that you aren’t sneezing whenever the fan is on.
Summer will be blazing hot in Surprise, AZ! After your home is ready for summertime, be sure to contact Giles & Iten Insurance for more information about homeowners insurance.