Give Your AC a Helping Hand: Tips to Keep Your Home Cool
When summer strikes, there isn’t much that offers more relief than a cool, comfortable home. To achieve this, it’s important to keep a range of tips and tricks in mind that will play a crucial role in the temperature and feel of your home throughout the season, all the while implementing eco-friendly and money-saving practices anyone can benefit from. Below, we’ve laid out a few tips and tricks that we encourage you to practice each summer.
Close Your Blinds
One of the easiest steps you can take to create a cool environment during the summer is reducing the heat that comes through your windows. This could be as simple as closing your blinds, especially on windows that get direct sunlight (typically those facing south or west). Investing in blackout curtains will limit heat further, significantly decreasing the warmth in your home.
You can also implement exterior awnings, plant trees or shrubbery outside your windows, or block windows from the inside with things like large potted plants. Tinting your windows may do the trick as well.
Adjust the Ceiling Fans
If your fans are rotating clockwise, it could be that they’re pushing hot air up and around your home! While this is great in the colder seasons, it’s likely not what you’d want during the summer. Instead, switch the direction of your fan so that it rotates counter-clockwise, ultimately resulting in the air being pushed directly downward, creating a cooling breeze. (Remember to switch it each season for appropriate air movement.)
Keep Doors Closed and Seal Gaps
While it may not seem like an obvious answer, keeping your doors closed can work wonders during the summer. If you aren’t frequently using a particular room, shutting the door can help keep the cool air in the rooms you are using. Furthermore, sealing the gaps around doors, windows, etc., will keep the cool air from escaping and the hot air from entering.
Keep Your AC Unit Clean
By having your AC unit maintained each spring, you will ensure its many parts and components are fine-tuned and working up to par, thus making sure it will take care of you when you need it the most. Changing the air filter regularly is a good practice to adopt.
Hopkins Air Conditioning: Your One-Stop Shop for Quality AC Services
No matter which of the previously discussed steps you take, you’re sure to better equip your home for the summer. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment to make sure your AC unit is ready to take on the heat, the team at Hopkins Air Conditioning will be there. Our NATE-certified technicians are highly trained with years of experience and knowledge in the industry, so you can rest easy knowing you and your home are in wonderful hands.
Don’t wait! Call us today at 561-656-4870 or schedule an appointment online to secure a refreshing atmosphere in your home for the summer.