Keeping your home cool during the hot summer months can be a challenge, but by implementing some of the following tips, you can save on energy and keep your home comfortable and cool.
Use Ceiling Fans
Installing and using ceiling fans can help by circulating cool air throughout your home. This will make your home feel more comfortable.
Obviously, air conditioners are designed to cool down your house. Make sure you keep your system in good shape by having a pre-summer tune up. Also, don’t forget to change your air filters regularly.
Use a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier can remove excess moisture from the air, which can make your home feel cooler during the summer.
Plant Trees and Shrubs
Planting trees and shrubs around your home is a great way to reduce energy consumption and cool your house down. They provide shade and can reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.
Avoid Using Your Oven
During the summer months, avoid using your oven and other heat producing appliances, especially during the day. If you have an outdoor grill or pizza oven, you can cook out there more often.
Open Your Windows at Night
Opening your windows at night will allow the cool night air to come inside, and your ceiling fans can help to draw even more of the cool air into your home.
Apply Heat Reducing Film
Approximately 30% of heat coming into your home enters through the windows. Adding heat reducing film to your windows can help to keep your home cool.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help to keep your home cool and save on your energy bills. If you’re gone during the day, the thermostat can be set to reduce the temperature in your home by a few degrees just before you get home.
Use Shades and Curtains
Keeping your shades and curtains closed during the day will block out heat and harmful UV rays and will help to keep your home from heating up.
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