Summer is the favorite time of the year for most. Finally being able to wear less than 10 layers of clothing is an amazing feeling. Everybody goes to the beach, friends come together to grill and kids play outside getting some good doses of vitamin D. No one can deny it’s great when the sun shines on with so much enthusiasm. However, summer can bring along temperatures that are higher than what we’re comfortable with. For those unbearable days, we at Stephan Home Comfort would like to give you some tips on how to keep your house cool without pumping up your AC back to the ice age.
Windows and Blinds
It’s worth it to have the blinds shut while the hottest hours of the day pass. Instead of letting your house become a perfect example of the greenhouse effect, where the heat comes in but cannot leave, shut the blinds to avoid extra heat coming in. If light is too important your daily routine, focus on windows that are facing west and south. Keep in mind a least a quarter of unwanted heat in your house comes through the windows. At night, leave them open if you have mosquito nets installed. This will let cool air in and will let your house “breath” while you sleep.
Doing your laundry can affect the average temperature in your house when done during daytime. When possible use set it to cold water. If the temperature outside is too hot, it’s likely that the machine will work with warm water anyways. The dryer uses hot air so why do it when it’s so hot inside already? Clean it regularly to ensure a shorter and more effective cycle. You can also leave the dishwasher running at night or at least start it an hour before going to bed. Who doesn’t dream of waking up to clean dishes?
Whether you love to cook or not, everybody loves a good grill. Using the stove inside will obviously generate heat and that will contribute to your already warm enough household. Grilling outside avoids generating more heat than necessary and on top of that is a great excuse to see old friends and socialize. You can also get creative and use it for things you could do in the oven and obtain the same or even results.
Make the most out of your AC
First of all, if your AC has been with you for over 10 years, now might be the time to get a new one, if you don’t have one then an AC installation service in Fountain Valley, CA will save your summer. AC is the first and most obvious way to keep the house cool during hot days, and by making the most of it, not only will you save energy and money, but will also ensure you’ll have a great time indoors. Get a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures during the day without having to do it yourself, change filters regularly to avoid problems and make sure nothing is blocking it since this may cause overheating or permanent damage.
We at Stephan Home Comfort love when everybody can enjoy the summer while also having a fresh cool home. Give us a call at (714) 894-6500 and we’ll make sure to make you happy and satisfied. Our mission is to bring comfort and efficiency to our customers and if you need an AC installation service in Fountain Valley, CA that’s exactly what you’re going to get.