During the winter, we all complain about the cold weather and count down the days until summer arrives. But now the warm weather is here, you are probably feeling the effect in your home and wishing that it were a little cooler. Your home can be very uncomfortable when it’s boiling hot and, even though you want to enjoy the sun when you are out in the garden, you also need a place where you can escape it and cool down. If you are struggling with the hot weather, try some of these simple ways to beat the heat in your home this summer.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioning Unit
The easiest way to beat the heat is to turn the air conditioning on. But if your air conditioning unit is outdated, it may not give you that much relief, so you should consider upgrading it. Instead of a simple air conditioner, get yourself an air conditioner and fan combo for maximum cooling. If you do not want to upgrade to a new air conditioning unit, you should at least have the old one serviced. If the filters get clogged with dust and dirt, your air conditioner will not be very efficient and a lot of that dust will be released into your home, affecting the air quality. But if you have it repaired and serviced, you will notice that the house is a lot cooler and the air is fresher.
Install Ceiling Fans
Keeping the air moving is important if you want to beat the heat. The easiest way to do this is to install some ceiling fans that can work alongside your air conditioner and fan combo. They are especially effective for keeping bedrooms cool at night, although some people do find that the noise disrupts their sleep. If that is the case, run the fan for an hour or so and then switch it off before you go to bed.
Keep The Heat Out
Many people make the mistake of opening up all of the windows and curtains during the summer, but that is not the best way to keep the heat out. Instead, you should keep the curtains drawn when you are out of the house to block out the heat. It may be a good idea to invest in some light colored blinds so when you are in the house, you can block the heat out while still letting light through. At night, you should open up the windows to let excess heat out after the sun goes down. This small change can make all of the difference.
Install More Insulation
People tend to think that insulation is just for keeping the house warm during the winter, but it can also help to keep the temperature down during the summer. If your house is poorly insulated, it will heat up very quickly, so you should consider installing more insulation. It is fairly cheap and easy to put more insulation in the roof of your home, and you will notice a big difference in the summer and in the winter.
These are all simple but effective ways that you can beat the heat and make your home more comfortable this summer.