Tips to Keep Your Home Cool
Summer is here, which means the heat is here too. It may be fun to go swimming or get a tan in the summer, but it isn’t as fun sitting at home in the stifling heat. You want to keep your home as comfortable as possible during hot summer days. Here are tips to keep your home cool:
The first tip is to close your blinds. Natural light is nice, but the sun’s rays can make your home hotter. You can also add block-out curtains to your windows for the most effective protection against summer heat.
If you’re adding landscaping to your yard, think about putting trees in front of the large windows in your home. Not only does this increased privacy, but it also blocks out the sun and helps your home stay cool. Consider planting a tree that loses its leaves in the winter so you can enjoy natural light during the cold months of the year.
If you want your ceiling fans to keep your home cool, make sure they are set to rotate counter-clockwise. If your fans are running clockwise, they may just be pushing hot air around. The counter-clockwise rotation in the summer pushes air straight down and creates a cooling effect in your home.
If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, consider switching out these bulbs for energy-saving alternatives. Incandescent bulbs produce a lot of heat and can make it difficult for you to keep your home cool. Plus, they use up more energy and can lead to a more expensive light bill.
Be sure to close the doors of your home and seal any gaps this summer. Leaving the door open can let in a lot of hot air. Additionally, if you have any gaps surrounding your door, you can struggle to keep your home cool.
These tips are just some of the ways you can keep your home cool this summer. If you’re remodeling your home or building a new place to call home, get in touch with Nutter Custom Construction. We can help you create the home of your dreams, so give us a call at 941-924-1868 for more information about our services. We hope to hear from you this summer!