Summer heat is already on although we are weeks away from the scorching temperature. This year is expected to be an especially hot one because of climate change and other environmental factors.
Some people have already been daydreaming about their most favorite summer trips, while others are so tempted to spend their summer in a private resort or take an out-of-town trip to the beach.
Before you even think about these summer escapades, it is important to keep the cool at home and make sure that your condo is summer-ready and most importantly, it would be able to survive this season’s scorching heat.
Summer season can spike up your electricity bills due to higher demand for air conditioning. Getting your condominium unit ready for the summer season can help you save a lot of electricity and make your place comfortable enough for a relaxing stay.
Before summer arrives, make sure you tick off this condo maintenance checklist to avoid the summer meltdown.
Check on the condo size and your aircon unit
Before you ask yourself why your condo unit is not getting cold enough, you have to consider the size of your condo and the air conditioning unit’shorsepower requirement.
Normally, a small-scale window-type aircon unit, which runs at 0.5 horsepower is fit for a condo unit that is within the range of 25-30sqm. Bigger condo units will definitely require a larger window-type inverter.
In case you are planning to change your aircon unit, or have it installed, it is best to call in a professional to help you out.
Clean your interiors
The onset of summer is the right time to do a thorough cleaning of your condo unit.
It is the perfect time to tidy up your condo unit. Although it is quite challenging to clean up the interiors, it should be done regularly and intently. With all the accumulated dust on your furniture, rugs, carpets, and all throughout the unit, it might take much time to clean the whole place, worst, with this kind of heat.
In order for your condo to feel fresh and clean, you might want to avail of deep cleaning service to tidy up and sanitize your condo unit this season. There are a lot of cleaning services that you can check out and book online. Do your quick research and compare.
Set up black-out curtains
Black-out curtains are popular nowadays, especially with this extreme heat. The perfect aircon unit and insulated or black-out curtains will surely give you a perfect day indoors.
Black-out curtains can be heat exchange tools that will keep warm air from entering the room. It can also help in reducing the harsh summer sunlight.
Add indoor plants
Aside from adequate ventilation in your condo unit, one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality is to bring in plants.
Adding indoor plants in your condo unit does not only add more life and uplift one’s mood but also helps keep the temperature at bay as it circulates oxygen in the room and counters the dry air quality.
Aside from this, having a good amount of greenery in the condo helps combat the everyday pollutants of the city. Try having air-cleaning plants such as snake plants, spider plants, and rubber plants to help filter the air in your place.
Check and clean your aircon unit
You will surely be keeping your aircon unit on the whole day, every single day, so it is very important to have it checked and cleaned by a professional to make sure it releases cold air, avoid overheating, and prolonging its lifespan.
Do not wait until your aircon unit is no longer working properly before you even get it inspected and cleaned by a professional, especially if you have been living in your unit and had the aircon installed for quite some time now and you have not checked it since then.
Check if it is functioning well and if upon inspection the technician finds something wrong with the aircon unit, do not hesitate to have it repaired before it gets worse. You may also want to have your aircon unit to function optimally, so you also have to make sure that its filters are clean or if it is time to replace it.
You may also opt to have an inverter-type of aircon to save you on electricity this summer season. You will surely breathe easy having to deal with air-cooling malfunctions just before the scorching summer heat kicks in.
Use less electrical light
Summer is the best time to take advantage of natural light. This season, opt to use less electrical lights.
Electrical lights give off more heat than you think. This way you can save up on electricity and at the same time keep your condo unit much cooler.
Check your plumbing situation
Aside from checking what your eyes usually see in the condo, you should also mind checking your plumbing situation. As we may know, aside from keeping the condo cool with the help of the aircon unit, we also get to shower a lot of times in a day to feel fresh and clean.
Do not let an out-of-shape plumbing situation keep you away from your much needed bath. Have it checked by a professional to avoid the problems and hassle later on.
With these simple tips, you can embrace those lazy, hazy days of summer with a few activities that, when done in advance, will make your condo stay during summer warm and leisurely breeze.
One perk of living in a Vista Residences condo unit in Manila or Quezon City is that you get to enjoy using the amenities such as the swimming pool, roof decks and the fitness center.
If you are planning to move into your dream condo this year, you can check out Vista Residences, which is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and preselling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to developed business districts and prestigious universities.