Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

How to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

How to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

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Byline: Energy Australia

SPRING is here, the weather is turning and pretty soon it'll be summer.

But is your home ready for what an Aussie summer will serve up? You might want to consider these tips to get your home prepared before December rolls around.

Tune up the air-con

An Australian home without air-conditioning might be a cause for the apocalypse.

But there's no point in having air-con if it's not running efficiently.

Give your barbecue some TLC

There are few things worse than lifting your barbecue lid and discovering a mess of grease and caked-on fat from when you told yourself, "I'll clean that later", the last time you had friends around. Grab a scraper and some degreaser, and even consider removing the hot plates and washing them with some warm water and detergent. It's a job no one likes, but remember that your food's going on that thing all summer.

Get things right in bed

We've all played the "leg out, torso in" game beneath a doona in a bid to get cool when trying to sleep through the summer months. …

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