Tips To Keep Your House Cool During Summer
How can you keep your house cool during summer? The scorching days of summer are upon us, and that means it is getting wildly hot outside. You probably would rather not spend your days sweating inside your own home. Today we’re going to talk about how to keep your house cool during summer. There are plenty of ways to do this, so no matter what your budget, we’re sure there’s a solution for you.
Keeping Blinds A Curtains Closed Will Help Keep Your House Cool During Summer
This seems pretty obvious, but keeping the sunlight out, will also help keep the heat out. Keep your blinds and curtains closed, as much as possible, during the day. You can also cover your windows in other ways. Use solar screens or awnings to cast a shadow and a cool spot over your windows. It might be a little wormer inside your house with the latter option but it’s worth it to keep the A/C bill down. This is just one of a few ways to keep your house cool during summer.
Use Fans For Circulation
If you have ceiling fans in your home, make sure that they are operating in a counterclockwise motion to push down the cooler air. Stand up fans are also great for keeping your house cool during summer. If you position them correctly, they’ll will force cold air onto you instead of stirring up hot air around the room. Use fans and open windows at night for a better effect. This brings in fresh, cooler, night time air into your home.
Install Air Conditioning If You Don’t Already Have A/C
Most people, especially in Florida, already have an air conditioning unit. If you don’t, then make sure to install one if you can afford it. Even a small window unit will help and are generally pretty cheap. Wal-Mart even has them for as low as $130.00 This is, by far, one of the best ways to keep your house cool during summer.
Use LED Lightbulbs
A lot of people don’t realize that light emit heat. Meaning that you can cut down on the amount of heat by replacing them with cooler LED bulbs. LED gives off very little heat. It’s such a little amount of heat in fact that you can easily unscrew most LED bulbs, with your bare hands, even after they’ve been on all day. Usually, they won’t cause you any harm. Also, they use less energy and will help save on your energy bills.
Open Up Windows Or Balconies At Night
It’s a good idea to open your windows and any doors that lead outside in the morning and at night when it is least hot outside. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures, keep your house cool, and let in some fresh air. Just be sure to close everything back up before it gets too hot during the day or your attempt to cool down may be futile.
Buy More House Plants
One way to keep your house cool during the summer is to get yourself some plants, or more plants if you already have some. Plants can help to create a cooler environment by releasing water vapor into the air and providing shade. Some good examples of plants that can help to keep your home cool are palms and ferns. You can also use plants to create a natural air conditioner by placing them in front of a fan. Not only will plants help to keep your home cool, but they will also improve the air quality. This is a very easy way to cool your house down and add some foliage to your home at the same time.
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