Here’s How You Should Slowly Prepare for Summer

Worker holding blue pipe in place under air ducts

Don’t let the cold fool you. Before you know it, temperatures are rising again and you’ll be dealing with the heat. The last thing you want is to be unprepared, with summer clothes still in storage and your heater not tuned up for the tough days. Spring cleaning is not just a concept, it’s necessary.

Here are some ways to slowly prepare for summer:

Maintain Heating and Cooling Systems

Your air conditioner has not been used too much this winter. That doesn’t mean, however, that they do not need a check-up. Allhoursplumbingslc.com noted that AC repair might be necessary after a long time of not using the appliance, especially if they are not the newest model. You don’t want them breaking down in the middle of summer when everyone is clamoring to have their AC repaired by a Salt Lake contractor.

Store Heavy Winter Clothes

They were your best friends this winter, but they will only be using up precious closet space in summer. Store them in boxes, and keep them in a dry area. Throw a desiccant in there to avoid bad odors or mold from accumulating because of moisture. Wash them before storage, to keep them free of bacteria and stains that might ruin them. You can also keep formal dresses, wedding dresses, and seldom-used but delicate items in a garment bag, and store them in a safe location.

Inspect Car Engines

The cold may have messed with your car’s engines, and the heat won’t be kind either. A car check-up is due as soon as winter is over. Don’t wait for summer to be at its peak — when the dangers of overheating vehicles are high — before you act. Inspect the car’s AC for signs of problems, as well.

As the seasons change, you need to make some changes around the house. You’ll be proud of yourself for preparing for extreme temperatures.