Summer is here! With the season comes much warmer days and a likely increase in how much you use your home air conditioning system. However, using your AC isn’t always the most cost-effective way to cool your home. Also, you may not have an AC in the first place (this is Colorado, after all). So, to help, the cooling experts here at Brothers Plumbing Heating Air & Electric compiled a quick list of a few of the more cost-effective ways to cool your home.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some easy, affordable, and effective ways you can cool your home this summer!
Learn When To Open Your Windows And When To Leave Them Closed
One of the first things most people do when it gets a little too warm inside is go to the window and throw it as wide and open as it’ll go. Unfortunately, that’s not always the best course of action. While sometimes opening your window gives you a nice cool breeze, other times, all you’re doing is inviting hot air into your home or business. But that begs the question: when should you open your windows, and when should you just leave them closed?
Well, the easiest way to tell if you should open your windows or leave them closed is to see if it’s hotter outside than it is inside your home. If it’s warmer out, then leave your windows closed. If it’s colder outside, then go ahead and open them to your heart’s content.
Furthermore, if the sun is out, then keep those blinds and curtains closed! Doing so will definitely help keep the heat out, even if it does make things a little more dreary throughout your home.
Circulate The Air To Help Keep Things Cool
If it’s too hot to open a window or two, then one of the things you can do to help keep cool your home this summer is to just turn on some fans. Simply circulating air with fans is a great way to help keep your home cool, and to help prevent any single room from getting too stuffy. When trying to set up the optimum air circulation system for your home, keep cross-breezes in mind. The goal is to move air from one side of your home to the other with as few obstacles in the way as possible.
Additionally, moving air almost always cools you off, even if it’s the same temperature as your home. It can help wick heat away from your skin. And, to get a little boost to your self-cooling power, lightly wet your hair or spray a little water on your exposed skin. By adding water to the fan equation, you’re effectively turning yourself into your own, self-contained evaporative air cooler! Sounds cool, right (pun definitely intended)?!
Try Freezing Your Sheets, Clothing, And Anything Else You Can Fit In Your Freezer (Even Your Underwear)!
If you’ve got room in your freezer, then another great way to keep your home (and yourself) cool this summer is to toss your sheets (and any other linens or clothing you like) in there! There’s almost nothing better than getting into a nearly frozen pair of shorts and a set of sheets on a hot summer’s night! Talk about refreshing!
For further cooling power, you can swap out any non-cotton sheets and clothing for cotton varieties (if you have them). Cotton sheets and clothing (notably lighter colors) do not retain as much of your body heat, therefore keeping you much cooler overall.
Contact Brothers Plumbing Heating Air & Electric For Air Conditioning Service Or Installation
The best thing you can do to help keep your home cool this summer is to contact us for air conditioner start-up, repair, maintenance, replacement, or installation services. Home air conditioning is, by far, the most effective way to maintain a cool, comfortable home during the summer months. Moreover, getting and using AC doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! If you’d like to learn more about how our HVAC professionals can help you with any of your AC needs, then feel free to give us a call at 303.468.2294, or contact us online. We’re open and always standing by to lend you a helping hand!
And, from the team here at Brothers, have a safe, fun, and cool summer!