Summer is officially here! This season always brings such excitement – family vacations, longer days, and time spent outside with family and friends. Summer in the south also brings heat, humidity, and severe weather. It’s vitally important that you prepare your home for this season, so we’ve compiled five tips to help you care for your home this summer.


#1: Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

In Georgia, air conditioning makes the heat much more bearable. Ensuring your air conditioning units are working properly is critical in the Georgia heat. If your units haven’t been serviced recently, we recommend having a maintenance expert come give them a “checkup.” We recommend doing this as soon as possible so you don’t have to deal with any unexpected issues in the heat of the summer.


#2: Check Your Windows

Window maintenance is important in any season. In the summer, it’s recommended to clean your windows, check the weather stripping and caulking, and replace any torn screens. Several companies recommend using window treatments to help reduce the amount of direct sunlight coming into your home. We found two helpful articles with further details on how to prepare your windows for the summer months:


#3: Clean Your Gutters

June in Georgia also means an increased risk for severe weathers, like hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. Cleaning your gutters is an important step in getting your home storm-ready, ensuring your gutters are able to serve their intended purpose. We recommend our clients utilize the service of local gutter companies to ensure the gutters are properly cleaned.


#4: Prepare a Storm Kit

As we mentioned above, we often experience severe weather this time of year. In preparation for these weather events, we recommend creating a kit of supplies that you and your family can use should severe weather hit and compromise your home’s power. Essentials we recommend including are water, flashlights (with extra batteries), a weather radio, cell phone charging pack, and a first aid kit. has a full list for a “Basic Disaster Supplies Kit” that you can find here.


#5: Keep Doors Closed When Not in Use

A great way to keep the cool, air conditioning inside your home (and thus hopefully reducing your electric bill a little!) is to keep all outside doors closed when not in use. Doors left open in the strong Georgia heat can quickly make your entire home significantly warmer, which in turn makes your air conditioning unit(s) work harder to compensate for the increased temperatures. Not only will your home feel more pleasant, but you’ll also be reducing some of the strain put on your air conditioning.


We hope you’ve found these five home care tips for summer helpful! If you have any questions about these tips, or if you’re looking to buy or sell a home this summer, the team at Premier Properties of Dublin would love to assist you. Give any of our talented Realtors® a call today at 478-274-1606.