Ways to Keep Your Home Cool During a Seasonal Change
Nowadays, as you’re spending more time at home, you’ll probably want to make sure that you’re doing everything in your power to save as much energy as possible. Sure, you can always crank up your central air conditioner when there’s a spike in temperature but that will increase your energy usage (especially if you’re working from home).
So, in order to keep cool and comfortable as we slowly transition from spring to summer, here are some very helpful tips to keep in mind:
Ways to Stay Cool for Less at Home
Use Your Ceiling Fan
One of the best not-so-hidden features in a home is a ceiling fan! Known to help keep you cool in the summertime and help circulate warm air in the wintertime, there’s nothing quite like this incredible device. However, if you’re looking to reap the ultimate benefit of a ceiling fan on a hot day, it’s best to let it run in a counterclockwise motion.
Having your ceiling fan run in a counterclockwise motion will not only keep you cool, but it will also help circulate the air in your home, especially if you have the window open for some fresh air.
Open the Windows
On the topic of opening your windows, this is another fantastic way to help keep your home as cool as can be — however, you’ll only want to do this when there’s a breeze outside. This will not only help replenish any stale air in your humble abode but also subtly improve your indoor air quality — a perk for any homeowner!
Don’t Open the Blinds
Now, if you opt to keep your windows shut, but still want to stay cool, it’s essential to keep your blinds closed — or only open them halfway. The reason is that if the sun’s rays project at full force through your window, it will heat that room in your home — similar to the way a greenhouse works.
Use Your Barbeque
Are you thinking about preparing dinner on your stove? If so, you might want to reconsider that idea and make a meal on your barbeque. Your stove radiates heat when cooking food, so any excess heat will drift into your home, subtly increasing the temperature. However, when you opt to cook outside, not only will any heat be released into thin air, but you’ll also be saving energy by using your grill — always a win-win!
Are You Gearing up for Summer? Consider an AC Maintenance Appointment!
For those hot, hazy summer days that require your central air conditioner, you’ll want to make sure that your unit is ready to tackle the heat with ease. And with the help of an AC maintenance appointment from the pros at Iceberg Heating & Cooling, you’ll be prepared to handle that first heatwave with ease!
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