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How to Get Your Florida Home Ready for Summer

May 15, 2016

Thankfully, unlike our neighbors to the south, we get to enjoy nicer temperatures for much of the year in the St. Augustine area. However, when the summer heat hits, it really hits. To get your home ready and help you prepare for the warmer months, take a look at these tips and tricks so you can relax and enjoy the season.

Change Your Bedding

Bring out light colors and lighter linens than you used during the winter. The lighter fabrics won’t trap heat and will allow you to turn up your air conditioner at night and use less energy. The summer colors will also brighten your room. On a rainy afternoon, you’ll still feel like you have a bit of sunshine in your home.

Get Your Patio Ready

On those rare occasions when the mosquitoes are lying low and the breeze is just right, you’re going to want to enjoy your patio. Clean the furniture, sweep the floor, and add bright new cushions to give your patio a new look without spending much money. Don’t forget your citronella candles to help keep any mosquitoes away.

Check Your Screens

Florida is great for so many things, but the number of bugs only gets worse in the summer. Keep them out by checking the screens around your windows, doors, and porch. Repair any torn areas to keep creepy crawlies, dirt, and the hot weather out. This is also a good time to clean your screens, too.

Schedule Maintenance for Your HVAC

No one wants to spend even one day in a Florida summer without air conditioning. Schedule your seasonal maintenance now so we can make sure everything is working properly and catch any small issues before they become big problems. Your system will run more efficiently, and more importantly, it will keep running when you need it most.

It’s not enough for your home to look great this summer — it should also feel great. When you’re ready to have your air conditioner serviced, give us a call at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating today at (904) 574-5619.

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