Houston Property Management Blog

6 Tips for Summer Maintenance

System - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The summer heat is sweltering as Texas sees another hot and dry season. With temperatures lingering in the triple digits across the State, it’s important to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe.

Theses are a few tips to help you stay cool and healthy during the summer months, plus properly managing your property to make the most of the summer.

Drink Water Staying hydrated is the most important step to keeping your body healthy. Water is essential to your body’s functions and is essential to fight off the negative effects of the summer heat. Insulate Your Home with Window Coverings Curtains, blinds, shades, and other window coverings will have a drastic benefit in keeping heat from entering your home’s windows or losing out on air conditioning. These are an easy addition to any property that landlords permit and will carry long-term benefits such as insulating your home from the cold during winter. Improve Air Circulation Rather than trying to force the air conditioner to keep up with the intense heat, help air circulate through your home by keeping as many doors open inside your home as possible. Use fans to keep air moving, but remember to turn them off when you’re not home to avoid wasting electricity. Cool Down Your Bed Swap out any heavy blankets or insulated bedding for lightweight sheets and blankets. Staying cool while you sleep will make you feel better in general. You can also invest in a cool pillow, such as the ones from Chillow, that will keep you even more cool at night. Maintain Your Air Conditioner Your air conditioner has a tough job ahead in the summer, and giving it the maintenance it needs will keep it from working harder than it needs to. Regularly clean out or replace the filters, checking them once a week during summer months. This will help your air conditioner out and reduce the dust and pollen circulating in your home. Regulate Your Appliances Cooking outdoors and avoiding the use of your stove will prevent you from heating your home up while cooking. Keeping electronics such as TVs, computers, and video games turned off when not in use will cut down on unnecessary heat generation and reduce wasteful uses of electricity. Consistent maintenance and preventative steps can help you avoid an emergency from the intense heat. Keeping every member of the family safe and healthy is the top priority, and you can also keep your home in good shape by taking a few steps to combat the summer temperatures.