As we head into our last official month of summer and face some of the most sizzling temperatures, we thought the timing was amazing to talk about some things you can do to make your house cooler.

Presently, we aren’t suggesting you switch off your air conditioner, yet some of our ideas could make your home more energy productive. A couple of these may be all the more long-term solutions that you could implement for the following summer, while others are easier fixes that you could do immediately.

Have a go at taking the heat off your air conditioner by making these changes or additions to your home.

  1. Add outside shading frameworks. This could include awnings, pergolas, or rooftop overhangs. Blocking or shading the sun rays before they hit your windows will have the maximum impact on cooling your home.
  • Install blinds, shades, or drapes to your windows and lower or close them during the heat of the day.
  • Apply solar-control window film to your windows to diminish heat from solar radiation.
  • Plant trees to furnish shade and consult with a professional to find the best location to give the most relief from direct sunlight.
  • Utilize ceiling and standing fans to keep air circulating.
  • Use your major appliances like your washer, dryer, and dishwasher in the evening.
  • Cook your meals on the grill a couple of times each week so you don’t have to turn on the stove.
  • Swap out your bed linens for natural fabrics that breathe like cotton or linen.

We trust these tips are helpful and you can implement some of them this mid-year. If you are thinking of adding a more substantial shading framework like a pergola or broadened rooftop, please let us know whether we can help!