Five Ways To Keep Your House Cool During The Summer Heat

Five Ways To Keep Your House Cool During The Summer Heat

Summer will be here before you know it, and with it will also come the summer heat! Don’t make your house feel like a sauna trying to save on your energy bill. Follow these tips instead, and keep your house cool during the summer heat.

Humidity

1) Use a dehumidifier in the house. Humidity makes hot air feel even hotter. Using a dehumidifier takes the humidity out of the air, making the temperature feel more accurate. High humidity can damage electronics and technology, and in worst cases cause mold, dripping pipes, and other damage to the house. A dehumidifier also provide relief to those with allergies and asthma.

Temp Control

2) Install a programmable thermostat. According to Consumer Reports, programmable thermostats can trim about $180 a year from your energy bill by automatically raising or lowering the temperature in your house, depending on the schedule you set. You can set weekdays to a higher temperature when no one is home, and automatically kick on to lower the temperature before you arrive.

{TIP: Don’t forget to leave your AC on for anyone who comes to your house certain days of the week, like your housecleaner! }

Leaky Ducts

3) Seal your ducts. Leaky ducts account for 25% of cooling costs in an average home. Signs of air duct leaks include:

  • Hot or cool spots in your home
  • Dusty rooms after you turn on your HVAC system
  • High utility bills

It does not matter how energy efficient your HVAC system is if the heated or cooled air isn’t properly transported around your home due to leaks in your air ducts.

Natural Shade

4) Plant a tree for shade. Strategically plant a tree that will grow to provide natural shading for your windows. Not only will they provide shade, but trees also cool and moisten the air through a process called evapotranspiration.

Heat Source

5) Don’t add to the heat inside. Try doing chores that use heat generating appliances, like doing laundry, using the dishwasher, or the stove, in the early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler outside. When possible use alternatives like cooking outside on the grill or using the toaster oven instead of the stovetop oven. Hang wet clothes on a clothesline instead of using the dryer. Computers can also generate a lot of heat if left running. Be sure to turn them off whenever they are not being used.

Follow these tips to have a cool, comfortable summer so you can enjoy your home without the high utility expense.

The Cleaning Authority Logo

Sources:

More Posts Like This
  • Win Free Cleans Winner: Deborah P. from San Antonio, TX

    In its efforts to continuously give back to the local communities that give so much support, The Cleaning Authority is proud to help individuals save a little time and cash by holding giveaway contests for free cleaning services. Congratulations to Deborah P. in San Antonio, TX for recently winning a full year of house cleaning, free of cost.

    Read More
  • 7 Steps To An Organized Kitchen

    We spend so much time in our kitchens, whether it be for cooking, eating a meal, reading the newspaper and sipping coffee, or more. When your kitchen is cluttered or hectic feeling, it can make you stressed and make tasks like cleaning or doing the dishes take longer than they should.

    Read More
  • Hassle Free Travel for Parents

    Traveling is a lot of fun, but can also be a little stressful. And, it’s made even more stressful when you have your kids along for the adventure. Need help with getting your kids packed and through the journey? Check out our tips below to make your travel with kids much easier.

    Read More