Staying cool in the summer is hard. In the Pacific Northwest, some homes don’t even have an HVAC system to help! If you’re looking at another long, hot, miserable summer, we can help. Below are the top 5 ways to keep your home cool when summer comes.
#1. Install a New, Efficient HVAC Unit
If you’re living in a home that doesn’t have an efficient HVAC unit, you could find yourself running your air conditioner all summer long, but still feeling warm indoors. Consider installing a new, efficient air conditioner if your AC is more than 15 years old.
If you live in a home that doesn’t have an air conditioner, then you can improve your quality of life this summer by installing one. The rush for air conditioner installation starts soon. When that happens, it can be hard to book an HVAC professional! Call today to get a quote!
#2. Install Proper Insulation
Insulating your home can help your house stay cool after your air conditioner is finished running. The more insulated your home is, the less your air conditioner will have to run to do its job. If your walls or attic aren’t properly insulated, contact a contractor to upgrade your home’s insulation.
Don’t forget about weatherstripping. You can weatherstrip your house on your own – just purchase weatherstripping from your local hardware store or home improvement store. When installing it on your doors and windows, buy stripping that is thick enough to fill the gaps around your doors and windows, but not so thick it will prevent them from closing.
#3. Block the Heat
Keep your curtains or blinds closed throughout the day while the sun is shining. This will block the worst heat shining into your home. You can open your blinds and curtains when the sun goes down.
#4. Open Windows At Night, Close in the Day
Evenings in the Pacific Northwest tend to be cool, even on hot days. Open your windows to keep your home cool at night. Get your home as cold as possible when the sun goes down! When you wake in the morning, your home should be a comfortable temperature. Close the windows before the weather starts to warm up during the day. Close the blinds as well.
#5. Use Your Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are an excellent tool for keeping your home cool during the day. Keep your ceiling fan running during the day to keep cool air circulating through your home, and then turn it up at night when the windows are open, to draw cool air into your house.
Do You Need a New A/C? Call AirGanic Today
This is the right time of year to install a new air conditioner. Call AirGanic today to get started with your air conditioner installation.