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Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

May 26, 2023

Keeping your home cool can become a challenge as temperatures rise during the summer months. Fortunately, there are several options for making your indoor living space a more comfortable temperature without increasing your energy bill. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your home cool in the summer.

Use Shades or Blinds

Blocking sunlight is one of the simplest ways to keep your home cool. Installing shades or blinds on your windows can decrease the amount of heat entering your home. This will keep your house cool and comfortable all summer long and lower your energy bills. At Southwest Blinds & Shutters, we offer various affordable window coverings to help you achieve this goal.

Keep Doors and Windows Closed

While you may want to open windows and doors to let in some fresh air, keeping them closed during the hottest parts of the day is crucial. This will prevent hot air entering your home and keep your living space cool. If you must open a window, do so in the evening when the temperature drops.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are an excellent way to circulate air in your home and create a cool breeze. They can also help to reduce your energy bills by allowing you to use your air conditioning less frequently. However, it is vital to ensure your ceiling fan turns counter clockwise during the summer months to create a cooling effect.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks can cause warm air to enter your home and cool air to escape, making it more challenging to keep your home cool in the summer. To prevent this from happening, seal any air leaks around doors, windows and other areas of your home.

Use Air Conditioning Efficiently

When it comes to air conditioning, it is vital to use it efficiently. First, set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and avoid putting it too low. This will save you money and prevent your AC unit from working too hard. Additionally, change your air filters regularly to keep your unit running smoothly.

Use a Dehumidifier

Humidity can make your house feel warmer than it is, which can be uncomfortable during the summer months. To reduce the humidity in your home, consider using a dehumidifier.

A dehumidifier can significantly improve the comfort level of your home by reducing the extra moisture in the air. Not only that, but it can also help prevent mildew and mold growth, which can harm your health.

Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Believe it or not, the type of light bulbs you use can affect your home’s temperature. Incandescent bulbs produce more heat than energy-efficient bulbs, such as LEDs or CFLs. By switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, you can minimize the heat in your home and save money on your energy bills.

Use Cool Colors

Interestingly, the colors you use in your home can also affect how hot it feels. Dark colors, such as navy or black, absorb more heat than light colors, such as white or beige. Therefore, you can create a more comfortable living space by using cool colors in your decor.

Window Coverings from Southwest Blinds

By following these simple tips and tricks, you can maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without breaking the bank. If you live around Arizona, Utah or Nevada, and need help with window coverings, do not hesitate to contact Southwest Blinds & Shutters to schedule a consultation.

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