Prepare your condo or co-op for a sizzling summer

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May 30, 2023
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Prepare your condo or co-op for a sizzling summer

Get ready, New Yorkers! Summer is just around the corner, and as the days heat up, it's essential to prepare your living space for maximum comfort and functionality. Our list will help you tackle everything from equipment maintenance to organizational tips to make your home an oasis amidst the sweltering New York heat!

Enhanced equipment and supplies

  • Inspect, clean, and ensure ceiling fans are in prime working condition. Switch rotation to counterclockwise for cool air circulation. *Ceiling fans can cut down household energy bills by up to $500 yearly. 
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in home and common areas, replace batteries or devices if needed.
  • Utilize dehumidifiers or fans to manage indoor humidity levels and prevent mold.
  • Prepare for unforeseen power outages by stocking up on flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable foods.

Cleaning and Installation Tips

  • Ensure air conditioning is functioning optimally; clean or replace filters and have them professionally serviced before peak summer heat.
  • Repair window drafts, clean windows for optimal light and air circulation, and consider blackout curtains or light-reflecting shades to keep living spaces cool. Install window screens to enable fresh air flow while keeping pests out.
  • Clean and inspect grill and barbecue equipment, designate safe grilling areas, and review local regulations and safety guidelines.

System Changeovers and Organizational Tips

  • Clear debris from balcony or patio areas, especially near storm drains.
  • Clean outdoor furniture and ensure it is safely secured.
  • Organize closets, donate or store winter clothing, and make room for summer essentials.
  • Clean out the pantry and fridge, discarding any expired items.
  • Do some oven and stove maintenance by cleaning and testing them before summer cooking.
  • Live in a building with shared amenities and reservation systems? Get your plans in order and important reservations on the books now!
  • Review your building's regulations regarding noise, outdoor space usage, or gatherings to ensure you’re being a good neighbor  in the summer.

Taking the time to prepare your home for the summer, it will be that much more enjoyable - and a great escape from the heat after a day at the beach, the park, or even just a trip to get some Mr. Frosty.

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