As we get closer to summer, the temperature is going to continue to rise. That said, you will probably find yourself cranking up the A/C or gathering around the nearest fan for some relief. However, these aren’t the only tricks you can use to help keep you and your home cool. There are plenty of ways to buffer your home from the heat without racking up your electric bill.
1. Close the curtains during the day
This is by far the easiest thing you can do to help keep your home cool inside. By utilizing your curtains, shades, and blinds, you can save up to seven percent on your bills each month and even lower the temperature of your home by up to 20 degrees!
2. Fan trick
This trick is also simple but effective at cooling an area. Fill a large bowl with ice or an ice pack, and position it at an angle in front of a large fan so the air whips off the ice in an extra-chilled, misty state. You’ll be amazed!
3. Cook outside
If you feel like your home is already 1,000 degrees, then turning the cooktop or the oven on is only going to make things worse. The next step is to take your cooking outside. Utilize your grill more regularly and kick your feet up on that under-used patio furniture.
4. Use lighter sheets
While textiles like flannel sheets and fleece blankets are fantastic for insulation, cotton is a smarter move this time of year as it breathes easier and stays cooler. The same holds true for your pillow. Many companies make “cool” pillows that have a cooling effect that will keep you comfortable all summer long.
5. Let the cool night air in
During summer months, temperatures may drop during the night. When this happens, make the most of these refreshing hours by cracking the windows before you go to bed. You can even create a wind tunnel by strategically setting up your fans to force the perfect cross breeze. Just be sure to close the windows and blinds before things get too hot in the morning.
The summer heat can be very uncomfortable, and we don’t want you to have to deal with air conditioning issues. If you live in the Raleigh area and need AC repair, reach out to Weather Master at (919) 853-7910 or schedule an appointment online.