5 Clever Ways to Keep Your Home Cool During Summer

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5 Clever Ways to Keep Your Home Cool During Summer

by | Jul 15, 2022 | Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality | 0 comments

Summer is one of the most popular seasons, but what about when it gets hotter than 110 degrees? How do you keep your home cool? You can do many things, but some of the best ways to keep your home cool are to invest in AC units or central air systems.

There’ll be sweltering days when you want to crank up the air conditioning and forget about your next quarter’s energy costs. However, it’s important to remember that the high energy consumption during the summer contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Check out these 5 clever ways to keep your house cool, save money, and be more environmentally friendly:

1. Keep Your Blinds Closed

It’s lovely when the sun is shining, and the birds are singing in the morning. But as the day goes on, the temperature gets hotter and brighter. If you don’t have air conditioning, you’ll be extremely uncomfortable by the end of the day.

Close your blinds, especially north and west-facing windows, to keep your home cool. You can open them in the evening to let in some fresh air.

Invest in black-out curtains to protect your home from the scorching summer sun. Blackout curtains block the sun’s rays, effectively insulating the rooms in which they’re used. Consumer Reports recommends neutral-colored curtains with white plastic backings to reduce heat gain by up to 33%.

2. Close off rooms in the home that aren’t used

When the weather starts to heat up, keep the house cool by closing off rooms that aren’t used often. This will keep the cool air from escaping and will help keep your house cooler during the summer.

Close off a room by using a door stopper. This can be as simple as a piece of wood or Styrofoam that you wedge in between the door and the frame. If you don’t have a door stopper, you can use a towel or blanket instead. Another way to close off a room is by using window insulation film. This is a plastic film that you attach to your windows with tape. It helps keep the cold air in and the warm air out. If you have an attic, you can also close it off from the inside.

3. Make some long-term improvements to your home

There are other methods for cooling your house, but some aspects of your home will need to be improved. Summertime is the perfect time to make some long-term improvements to your home. While there are some tricks to cooling off your homes, such as using fans and air conditioning, you can also make some long-term changes that will help keep your home cooler all year round.

One of the best things you can do is install insulation in your walls and attic. This will keep the warm air out in the summer and the cold air out in the winter. You can also install awnings or shades on your windows to keep the sun from heating up your home too much.

Another great way to cool down your home is to plant trees nearby. The trees will provide shade for your home and help cool the air with their leaves. If you don’t have room for trees, you can plant shrubs instead.

4. Change Out The Sheets On Your Bed

It can be difficult to get comfortable in a hot and stuffy space, leading to a restless night’s sleep. The ideal bedroom temperature should be between 60 to 67 degrees to sleep comfortably.

It’s time to replace your winter sheets with natural-fiber options. Lighter, more breathable sheets can help you avoid feeling stuffy and sweaty when sleeping.

Pure cotton sheets have sensory benefits and help regulate your temperature and moisture levels. At the same time, you sleep better because these sheets are naturally breathable and let the air flow, avoiding the dreaded clammy sensation that synthetic fibers can cause.

Percale sheets are much more breathable than sateen sheets because they are made with a looser weave. In addition to using appropriate sheets for summer, you should also get a light duvet. A lighter weight of 4.5 is recommended during the hotter months. Try a 10.5 tog if you want something a little warmer but still breathable.

Changing your bedroom sheets can help improve your sleep.

If you’re like most people, you probably change your sheets only once a week. But did you know that changing your sheets more often can improve your sleep and overall health? Sheets left unchanged for too long can become a breeding ground for bacteria and other allergens. Changing your sheets every three to four days can reduce the number of allergens in your bed and improve your sleep quality.

5. Invest In Some House Plants

Bring nature into your room and prevent uncomfortable temperatures. House plants have never been more popular, and the hot weather will give us another reason to add to our collection.

Indoor plants can help cool a house in hot weather because their natural processes consume hot air. When the atmosphere heats up, plants release excess water from their leaves into the air, cooling themselves and the surrounding environment. Rubber plants, Chinese evergreens, Palms, Snake Plants, and Ficus Benjamina are among the best.

House plants are a great way to improve the air quality and keep your home cool, and they can also help improve your mood. Plants can help filter out pollutants and toxins from the air and reduce stress levels. Some plants are even known to improve cognitive function and memory.

Convenient HVAC services

Who do you call when your furnace or air conditioner breaks down in the middle of the night? That’s where 24-hour emergency HVAC service comes in. Air Doctor Heating and Air is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you with all your heating or cooling needs. We can troubleshoot the problem and help you quickly get your system up and running again.

Choosing a 24-hour emergency HVAC service can be tricky. You want to ensure you choose a reliable company that has experience dealing with emergencies. You can ask friends and family for recommendations or do some online research to find the best company for your needs. You can also read customer testimonials and see if they have a high rating. Air Doctor is perfect for all your HVAC system repair, maintenance and installation needs. We strive to serve you well, even in emergencies, and would love to help you beat the heat.

Conclusion

Is your air conditioner working overtime in the summer to keep your home cool? Your air conditioner doesn’t have to be your only means of keeping your house cool. Keep your blinds closed and plant shade outside your house to beat the summer heat.

It’s possible that your home now serves as both a productive work environment and a relaxing retreat at night. Even if you have a built-in air conditioner, it may not operate at full capacity if it hasn’t been maintained every season. Finally, the bedroom is one of the most influential factors in sleep quality. The ideal sleeping environment is dark, quiet, and cold—around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

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