With the excitement spending the summer months outside in the sun, it’s easy to forget about common luxuries like an ice cream cone or cool AC air from a car. Though it’s easy to keep our cars cool, it may be difficult to keep the heat out of the house. Keeping cool is a daily struggle especially during the intense July and August heat. Here are 5 tips on how to keep your house cool this summer!
- Insulate Your Attic.
Attic insulation is your first line of defense. Insulation keeps the bought air in, and the muggy heat out. Having proper insulation in your attic allows for a more energy-efficient household, so you can keep cooler and save money.
- Reduce Outside Heat From Coming In.
If you have a south or west-facing room, you might run into more issues with heat as the sun will shine into your windows most of the day. Putting up thick shades or dark curtains will prevent the sun’s rays from heating up a room. Try not to leave doors or window open as this also will increase the heat inside the house.
- Replace your windows
Old windows often let in a draft. In the winter, this is unpleasant, but in the summer, a hot draft can be very bothersome. Replacing your single-pane windows with double-pane windows could increase your savings by hundreds of dollars.
- Turning on the oven or grilling on the stove will increase the heat in your home.
Grilling indoors keeps the AC working overtime just in an attempt to cool the house down. By using an outdoor grill instead of a griddle or stovetop grill, you will reduce heat and possible risk of an open flame in your home.
- Buying a smart thermostat will also keep your house cool during the summer.
Smart thermostats regulate your home’s temperature based on when you and your family are home. For example, a smart thermostat would let the house run a few degree’s hotter while the family is out for the day, then it would turn on about an hour before you get home to cool the house down. This is another energy-saving method.We can help you keep your house cool. Contact us today to learn more. Call now 531-201-8127