Living in a warm or hot climate can mean spending time at home throughout the summer. It can be uncomfortable if you do not have the right measures in place. It’s been over 100 the last few days in Florida, so I’ve taken several of these steps to not only cut cooling costs but to ensure that our home stays comfortable.
This guide will walk you through all of the best things you can do to make your home more comfortable throughout the summer.
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Ensure that your AC unit is working efficiently
The worst thing to happen during the summer in your home is to switch on the AC unit after not using it for some time and it not working efficiently or at all.
Using the best cooling and air conditioning company around will guarantee to maximize your AC’s efficiency and ensure that your home can remain cool and comfortable throughout the summer.
It is essential to attain regular professional services for your air conditioning unit so that you know it is working efficiently and will guarantee to make your home as comfortable as possible during the hot days.
Add an exterior pergola
Having an exterior pergola is a great way to ensure that you can spend as much time in the garden as possible, during the summer even when the days are very hot.
Not only will this improve the look of your home’s exterior, but it will also keep everyone out of the sun and away from dangerous sun rays.
You can use your pergola to eat outside and remain comfortable instead of overheating due to a lack of cover in the garden.
Use appliances in the evening if possible
Another way to make your home as cool and comfortable as possible throughout the summer is to run your appliances during the night time instead of the day. For instance, having the TV on all day in the living room is bound to increase the temperature in your home.
Instead of using it throughout the daytime, use it at night time as you can ensure that the temperature inside your home will be cooler during the evening.
Close the blinds and curtains during the day
The best thing you can do to keep your house as cool as possible without using AC is to close all of the blinds in the curtains during the day.
Not allowing the sun rays in will guarantee to keep your rooms cooler. When the evening draws in and the sun goes down, this is when you can open your blinds and curtains and let the cooler breeze blast throughout your house.
Keep your windows closed when it’s super hot outside
As well as keeping your curtains and blinds closed to keep your home cool throughout the warmer days, it is also a good idea to keep your windows closed. Keeping the windows closed will ensure that warm air does not pass through your home, which will maximize the efficiency and benefit of your AC unit.
Even if you’re not using an AC unit or a fan, your home will remain cooler if you do not allow the warm air from the outside to get into your home.
Plant more trees in your garden
A great way to add shade to your garden so that you can remain cool throughout the summer when spending time outside is to plant more trees.
More trees will add privacy to your garden and ensure that you can find more places to sit in the shade and avoid the hot sun. Having as much shade as possible will allow you to spend time outside without overheating and feeling uncomfortable.
Spend more time cooking outside
As well as using appliances in your home, using a cooker will also maximize the temperature inside, which can make your home feel very uncomfortable for the rest of the day.
Therefore, the best thing to do is to spend more time cooking outside using your BBQ or grill. Whether you wish to host a show-stopping BBQ for friends or a casual family dinner, this will keep the heat outside and help your home remain cool. Spending more time outside will also guarantee that you can enjoy that early evening breeze to help you cool down if you have felt hot all day. It is good to spend as much time outside as possible, and cooking and eating outside is a great way to achieve this.
Using these tips, you can guarantee you make your home feel much more comfortable throughout the summer, even on super hot and sticky days. Ensuring that your AC unit work sufficiently and keeping the sun out of your house are very easy ways of keeping your home cool and relaxing.