Well it took a while, but there’s no question winter has made it to Chicagoland! The snow and single-digit temperatures may have shown up later than usual this year, but here at Arnold Electrical we believe it’s never too early to start thinking about summer — and all the ways we can help make it even better.
Even though it’s too cold to spend much time outdoors now, you can still fit in some outdoor maintenance before summer rolls around. The best part is if you get it out of the way now, you’ll have more time to relax once summer rolls around. For example: when’s the last time you changed the bulbs on your garage flood lights, much less the fixtures themselves?
If you sign up for an Arnold Electrical Annual Maintenance Contract for the one-time fee of only $99, you’ll get regular seasonal maintenance like bulb replacement free of charge for as long as you’re an Arnold Electrical customer. Even in the dead of winter.
It’s easy to think of ways to make your yard better while you’re spending time in it, but in order to really maximize your backyard time this summer, you should start preparing those projects now! It may be below freezing now, but with the right preparation you’ll be ready to break out the shorts and break in your new back yard getaway as soon as the temperature hits a tropical fifty degrees!
One of the biggest problems homeowners run into with backyard hosting every summer is that even though the sun stays up longer, once it goes down you still need lights. Tiki torches and fire pits are good temporary solutions, but now might be a good time to consider some more permanent fixtures.
At Arnold Electrical, we’re no stranger to custom construction, so take a good look at your yard as it’s covered in snow and try to picture what would make it even more inviting under a warm summer night sky. Maybe some permanent lighting along your stone pathway? Some hanging lights from your balcony? A couple nice ways to spruce up any yard are some lighted archways or a gazebo. Whatever you come up with, we love consulting on the safest, more efficient lighting solutions to make homes and back yards even more inviting.
Light Up The Grill Lights
Sure, maintenance and light installation are functional upgrades Arnold Electrical can take care of, but what about some just plain fun ones? One of our favorite projects is helping homeowners create a dedicated part of their yard just for the most delicious of all summer activities — grilling.
If your household grill master had dedicated overhead light so when they have a spatula in one hand, they don’t need a flashlight in the other. And if you’re really ready to flex your culinary prowess, we help you select and install a permanent outdoor electric range — with the appropriate voltage and breaker, of course.
Make A Splash
The most fun way to way to ensure you’ll be the coolest house on the block this summer is to install an in-ground pool. Between the pool pump, chlorinator and heat pump, electrical work is a big part of installing your own watering hole. And while we won’t dig the hole or pour any concrete ourselves, Arnold Electrical can help make planning your own personal backyard oasis as painless as possible. So now that we’ve got your gears turning, let’s make this summer the best yet!