Turning on your air conditioner is not the only way to keep your house cool in the hot summer months. Instead, keep your house cool with one of these tips that are compiled from various HVAC experts around the country.
Get blackout blinds and curtains – One of the easiest ways to keep your house cool is by changing in any sheer curtains for blackout ones. You can have winter blinds and curtains and summer ones. In the winter, you want to let as much heat in as possible by having the sun shine through your windows, so you save on your energy bills. The summer is the opposite. Instead, go blackout.
Use an extractor – Extract the heat inside your home with a window extractor. They’re fairly cheap and you can purchase them at any home store including Amazon.
Use fans – Keeping the air circulating is another way to keep your house cool. If you don’t have ceiling fans get floor ones and keep the air moving!
Get maintenance appointments scheduled – Probably the most cost-effective and easiest way to keep your house cool is to have your maintenance appointments scheduled and complete. Maintenance techs will help inspect your machine, complete any central air repair, do any cleaning that is needed, and offer suggestions for better ways to keep your house cool.
Use ceiling insulation – If you have high ceilings using ceiling insulation can help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Block the sun – Natural sun is nice to have but if you want to keep your house cool in the summer, you need to find ways to block any sun that is entering your home. This may mean putting up sheets or additional sets of curtains on doors or windows you normally don’t cover.
Get updates done before it’s hot – Having people work on your home in the hot months will likely cause you to need to turn off your HVAC unit. Instead, you can avoid this by having any repairs or home updates done in the offseason.