(June 03, 2014 , posted in General)

Things are starting to warm up in the Lower Mainland! Is your home ready for the hot weather? Before we get into those awesome stretches of super-warm days, make sure you are prepared. Here’s a couple of tips for you:

  1. Change your filters in your heating/cooling system.
  2. Change your thermostat over to “cool” and test the system by turning the temperature down. Make sure you aren’t running your heater in summer!
  3. If you do have air conditioning, make sure you test your system before it gets really hot. Heating and air conditioning repairmen will be extremely busy in the July and August months.
  4. If you don’t already have one, invest in a programmable thermostat. This will enable you to save up to $100/year as you will be able to schedule when your system is working.
  5. Unplug your fridge and remove the base plate or top grate. Clean the coils to make sure that your fridge is running at maximum efficiency.
  6. Clean and repair all of your screens so that you can have your windows open round the clock.
  7. Clean your barbecue out so that you can use it right away.
  8. And don’t forget to enjoy the great outdoors!