As summer approaches, start compiling a list of projects to get your home ready for the new season. Consult the checklist to keep projects organized and on schedule. Get this done now and soon you will be relaxing at the pool!
Clean your outdoor cooker – Make sure to get ready for all of those upcoming BBQs you will be having in the summer months by deep cleaning your grill.
To clean a gas grill: Turn up the heat to high with the lid closed for about 30 minutes. Once the grill has cooled down, use a grill brush to clean the grill.
To clean a charcoal grill: Empty the grill completely, cleaning off any leftover ashy residue with dish soap and warm water. Allow enough time for the grill to dry before you use it next.
Plan a watering schedule – Planning a watering schedule will ensure that your plants will stay healthy and hydrated during the hot summer months. Denver Water will release their watering schedule soon, you should receive it in the mail. They also recommend aerating your yard in the spring.
Trim tree limbs touching or near roof surface – Summer months can mean stormy weather. By performing regular tree maintenance you can reduce the risk of storm damage.
Vacuum upholstery and pillows – After getting the patio furniture out of storage, vacuum the upholstery to remove dirt and dust.
Clean out rain gutters and storm drains – Removing debris from gutters and storm drains can prevent clogging during storms.
Change out the HVAC filter – Put in a fresh filter at the start of the season to prevent indoor air pollution.
Wash all windows – Since the temperatures are up, this is a great time to get out and clean your windows.
Have your roof inspected – Have your roof inspected for leaks every 3-4 years or more often as it ages.
Clean out dryer vents – This is the perfect time to check your dryer vents to prevent build up.
Money Saving Tips – Denver Water offers rebates on low-flow toilets and certain sprinkler heads. Click here for further information. http://www.denverwater.org/Conservation/Rebates/ResidentialRebates/
Programmable Thermostats – Programmable thermostats can save you money year round. We’ve used one called Nest that allows you to set your thermostat from an app on your phone and learns your habits so it can save you the most money possible.
Open windows at night in the summer on cool nights, turn off your AC – Close the shades during the day in the summer to keep the heat out. Close the shades at night in the winter to keep the heat in.