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  • Writer's pictureBrad Patterson

Keeping your Home Happy in the Heat!

Greetings, homeowners of Arizona! As your friendly neighborhood home inspector, I am here to remind you that the scorching hot summer season is upon us once again. But don't worry, with a little preparation, you can beat the heat and keep your home in top shape.

First and foremost, let's talk about your air conditioning system. Trust me, you don't want to be caught without a functioning AC unit in the middle of July. Before the temperatures really start to climb, give your system a thorough inspection. Check the air filters, clear any debris from the outdoor unit, and make sure all the vents are unobstructed. Better yet, hire a professional HVAC technician to give your system a tune-up. It'll save you money on your energy bills and keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.

Next up, let's talk about your roof. Arizona summers bring intense heat and intense monsoon storms. It's crucial that your roof is up to the task of protecting your home from both. Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracked or missing tiles, and make repairs as needed. And don't forget about your gutters! Clearing out debris before the monsoon season hits can prevent water damage to your home.

Now, let's move on to your windows. Arizona summers are hot, but they're also bright. Make sure your windows are equipped with UV-blocking film to protect your home's interior from fading and heat damage. And if you're in the market for new windows, look for low-E glass to help keep your home cool and reduce your energy bills.

Last but not least, let's talk about your outdoor spaces. Whether you have a pool, a patio, or a backyard oasis, it's important to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Check for any signs of wear and tear on your pool's surface or equipment, and make any necessary repairs. Give your patio furniture a good cleaning and consider investing in some shade structures to keep yourself and your guests cool and comfortable.

So there you have it, folks! Follow these tips and you'll be well on your way to a happy and healthy summer season in your Arizona home. And remember, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your home's safety and maintenance, don't hesitate to give your friendly neighborhood home inspector a call. Stay cool out there!

- Brad!

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