Summer is the perfect time to spend some time outside and go on adventures. However, there are times where the summer temperatures are simply unbearable and give you no choice but to head inside and crank up the air conditioning. Instead of letting the heat get the best of you and your energy bill, continue reading below for a few creative ways that you can stay cool this summer.
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Close Blinds and Block Off Rooms
If you’re doing your best to avoid overworking your air conditioning unit, you will want to do everything you can to keep out the hot afternoon sun. As much as you want to open up your windows and enjoy the outdoors, the afternoon sun can quickly heat up your home. One way that you can do your best to keep your house cool is to close the blinds in rooms that face the sun. Simply closing your blinds will block out the sun and keep the temperature low. If you have rooms in your home that get relatively hot and aren’t being used, you can even close off those rooms until the sun goes down to keep the heat from reaching the rest of the house.
There’s no better way to heat up your home than to start cooking in the kitchen. When you cook on your stove or use the oven, the heat from those appliances quickly makes your home unbearably hot and muggy. If you are determined to maintain a cooler temperature in your home without the use of your air conditioning unit, one easy way to beat the heat is to cook your meals outside. Not only will you be able to enjoy a nice, cool home, but there’s something exceptionally delicious about food that has been cooked outside.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to get air moving in your home. If you don’t have any fans or any way to move the air in your home, the still air can quickly start to feel hot and stifling. Even if your home is nearing the edge of unbearable, turning on some fans can help to move the air in a way that will make your home feel slightly cooler.
When All Else Fails, Turn on the AC!
As much as you want to stay cool without turning on the air conditioning, there are some days where you need a little extra help to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Before you let the summer heat get the best of you, be sure to call the experts to get an inspection on your HVAC system. Contact us today!