The hot summer season is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to cool your home down. With hot temperatures these days, reaching well into the 90s, cooling your house down will be a challenge for many people. Here are some tips on how you can cool off this summer!
Close your curtains and blinds during the day to keep out sunlight
Blinds and curtains should be closed when the sun is at its peak. This will prevent hot sunlight from seeping into your home, as it can quickly heat up a room. If you cannot afford to block out all of the light coming in through your windows, use thin blinds or drapes that allow for some airflow throughout. Additionally, you could consider installing blackout shades on top of them if they just simply won’t cut it during hot summer days!
Use a fan or air conditioner to circulate cool air throughout your home
If you’re hot and don’t want to close your curtains, a fan will be useful in cooling down the air around you. However, if it’s too hot outside for a fan, or you simply do not have access to one, then consider using an AC unit instead. Be sure that your AC coolant is prepared for a new season. Keep in mind that these are typically more expensive than fans (especially window units), so take this into account when making your decision!
AC Coolants are not the only thing that needs changing during hot seasons. You should also consider having your AC filter cleaned to maximize its cooling capabilities. If it’s too hot outside for an AC unit or fan, keep a window open and run a small electric fan in front of it. It will help circulate cool air throughout your home!
Keep windows closed at night, open them in the morning to let fresh air in
If you can afford to keep your AC units running at night, then do so! If not, consider keeping windows closed and opening them in the morning as the sun comes up. This will allow cool air to flow into your home throughout the day while preventing hot summer winds from coming in during nighttime hours.
Be sure that if you open a window for air flow during hot seasons that it is also covered with curtains or blinds – this may be difficult depending on what kind of house layout you have, but it should still absolutely be done! Blinds are an affordable solution here because they provide both privacy and cooling benefits by blocking out sunlight.
Turn off lights and electronics when not using them
They can make it feel hotter inside your home, so be sure to turn off lights and electronics when you’re not using them. You should also unplug any appliances that are hot or plugged in but turned off – these can still use up energy!
This is especially important if your AC unit has a heat function on it. If possible, do not run this during hot summer seasons because it will only put out more hot air into the room than cool air (which defeats the purpose of having an AC unit). There’s no reason to keep your heater running at night either unless there is someone who lives with you who absolutely cannot live without one for some odd reason…
Install reflective window films on the outside of your windows for more natural light indoors
If you do not have blinds or curtains to block out hot sunlight, consider installing reflective window films on the outside of your windows. This will help keep hot summer light from seeping in and making it feel hotter inside your home!
Plant trees around your house for shade and cooling effects
Plant trees around your house in order to provide shade and cooling effects. This won’t always be helpful depending on the type of landscape you have, but it’s a great way to cool down hot summer days!
The best way to keep your home cool is by using a fan or air conditioner. You can also use reflective window films on the outside of your windows for more natural light indoors and plant trees around your house for shade and cooling effects.
Keep curtains closed during the day, open them at night when it’s dark out to let in the fresh air, as well as keeping lights off when you’re not using them (turning appliances like televisions, computers, etc. off).
Be sure to stay hydrated, too! Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and try squeezing lemon into some water if you want an extra refreshing taste! These tips should help make summer much easier than before – we hope they work for you!
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