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Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Maintenance: Keep Your Home Cool and Costs Low

DIY Home Improvement for Summer

Summer’s knocking on the door, and while we’re all dreaming of beach trips and backyard BBQs, let’s not forget about prepping our homes for the hot months ahead. As a registered home inspector in Ontario, I’m here to help you get your house summer-ready, saving you time, money, and a few sweat beads along the way. 

  1. Air Conditioning Care: Keep It Cool and Efficient

Regular maintenance and care will ensure your air conditioning is working properly and efficiently. Suggested care items include:

  1. Deck Diligence: Keep Your Outdoor Space Looking Sharp

A well-maintained deck is not just pretty; it’s safe and durable too.

  1. Gutter Greatness: Keep Water Flowing Smoothly

Nobody loves cleaning gutters, but it’s a crucial part of home maintenance.

  1. Window Wisdom: Enhance Efficiency and Comfort

Windows are a key player in keeping your home cool.

  1. Landscape Love: Smart Outdoor Upgrades

Your yard can play a big role in keeping your home cool and your energy bills low.

  1. Roof Review: Keep the Heat Out

Your roof takes a beating from the sun, so show it some love.

  1. Basement Basics: Stay Dry and Cool

Basements can be a summer oasis or a nightmare, depending on their condition.

  1. Smart Tech Savvy: Efficiency at Your Fingertips

Technology can help you keep your home comfortable and efficient without much effort.

  1. Exterior Excellence: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up the exterior of your home.

  1. Pest Patrol: Keep Unwanted Guests Out

Summer is peak season for pests. Keep them at bay with a few proactive steps.


Prepping your home for summer doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a little effort and some strategic upgrades, you can keep your home cool, comfortable, and cost-efficient all season long. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—or in this case, a few hundred bucks in savings and a stress-free summer.

Happy home prepping, and here’s to a fantastic, cool summer! If you need any inspection help or advice, you know where to find me. Cheers!

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