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5 Ways To Cool Your House During Summer

Ways to Cool Your House

With summer heat starting to bake many regions of the country, consider these tips for helping you cool your house during summer.

Plant Trees Around Your House

Obviously this is not going to do a lot to help cool your house this year, but in future years, it’s still going to be hot during the summertime. Plant trees strategically so they’ll offer up good shade to your home in the afternoon during the summer. It can make a big difference on your electric bill and go a long way toward helping you cool your house during the intense summer heat.

Keep Blinds Closed to Help Cool Your House in SummerKeep Shades Closed on Sun-Facing Windows

Perhaps it’s obvious that you should keep shades closed on windows facing direct sun, but are you really doing it? This can make a huge difference in helping you cool your house and lower your energy bills, especially when you aren’t home. It’s estimated that white blinds can reduce solar heat gain by 40-50 percent.

Keep Your Air Conditioner Clean

This is extremely important. Outdoor units can actually get clogged from weed pollen and other materials that are floating around in our outside air. Spray your unit down to make sure all plant debris is washed away from the unit. Make sure the filters are cleaned or changed monthly. Maintaining your air conditioner or heat pump can go a long way toward helping you cool your house, and doing it more efficiently.

Chill in the Basement

For those lucky enough to have a basement, it’s always cooler there, and it’s where you should stay when there’s a heat wave. If your basement isn’t finished, consider it one of your next home improvement projects. For those of us living in a part of the country that can’t have basements, you have to look to the other 4 ways to cool your house.

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Run Dehumidifiers and Fans

Using Use Ceiling Fans to Help Cool Your House in Hot Weathera combination of air conditioning set a few degrees higher than is normally comfortable, with ceiling fans running, allows you to save a huge amount on your electric bill. Keeping ceiling fans running allows you to set the thermostat higher and still be comfortable. It’s a very energy efficient way to cool your house. Same actually goes for winter time heating as well, so make sure you purchase and install ceiling fans that are reversable.

If you have other ideas for staying cool during the hot summertime, share them with us below.

And remember, having your air conditioning system serviced on a regular basis goes a long way toward saving you money on your electric bill. Call us for an appointment, and don’t forget to grab our 20% off coupon at our website to save even more!

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