Summer tends to sneak up on most people and before they know it the gentle spring breezes have turned into humid, stifling days where you break out into a sweat as soon as you step out on your front porch. Not only should you get yourself and your family ready for the summer heat ahead of time by buying appropriate attire and registering for summer camps for your kids, but you should also start preparing your home for the heat as soon as possible.
Even if you’re selling your house, whether you’re selling your home without an agent or have the best real estate agent there is out there, you’re still going to need to prepare that home for the summer heat ahead. Any potential buyer who comes through your home during the summer heat, whether they’re with a real estate agent or not, is going to want to see that your air conditioning system is cooling the home the way it should and that there are cool breezes wafting throughout the space.
In this article, you’ll find a few tips to help you get ready for the summer heat and the heat waves to come, whether you’re looking for a home sale or not.
Have your HVAC unit inspected.
As a seller, you might not be as worried about the HVAC system as you would be if you were a prospective buyer, however, as summer temperatures soar, and potential buyers filter through your home, you’re going to wish that you had spent the money to have your HVAC unit inspected. Having the unit inspected isn’t the only way to keep your AC unit going strong during the latest heatwave, however, though it is important to do so.
Making sure that you keep your air filters changed and clean, along with cleaning your vents, making sure nothing is blocking your unit, and installing a smart programable thermostat can help as well. The last thing you want is a prospective buyer coming into a home that is humid, sweltering, and uncomfortable. Your real estate agent will happily tell you that, as a seller, you need to ensure your home is clean, cool, and comfortable for potential buyers to walk through at all times. No one will want to make an uncomfortable space into their own home.
Inspect and insulate your attic.
The last thing you want is to hold an open house, only to find when you walk into your attic with a prospective buyer and the buyer’s agent to find that the attic is stifling and the insulation leaves a lot to be desired. Your realtor will miss out on their commission if the buyer decides they don’t want the home because the insulation in the attic is shoddy.
Invest in fans for all rooms in your home.
One of the best things you can do to prepare for the extreme summer heat to come is to invest in fans for all the rooms of your home. Install ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room, den, and even the kitchen if the ceilings are high enough. Where you can’t install ceiling fans have a few oscillating fans to cool you while you relax or sleep. Ceiling fans are actually a double investment, as they can help cool and heat your home as well. Just make sure to shut the fans off when you’re not in the room to save on your energy costs.
These are just a few of the ways that you can get your home ready for the summer heat ahead. From investing in fans for the rooms of your home to making sure your HVAC unit is in great working order, your home will be ready for any heat waves that might come through, and so will you.