Did you know that in the United States around 10 different states have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit during their hottest days? Now that is hot! If you live in a warm state and are trying to figure out ways of keeping cool, we are here to help.
Keep reading to learn our top tips to stay cool this summer.
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1. Service Your AC
If it has been a while since you last serviced your air conditioner then take the time to do this in the near future. An air conditioning service can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your home cool. After a while filters become clogged and your unit might not give off cold air like it once did.
Maintenance and servicing of electronics especially, air conditioning units is very important. A little cleaning will go a long way.
2. Close the Blinds
If any of your windows receive direct sunlight because of where they are located, close the blinds instead of keeping them open. Also, add blackout curtains as well for extra protection from the heat.
If you can’t live without natural sunlight then at least keep those blinds and curtains closed during the sunniest part of the day.
3. Heat Reducing Film
Another trick is to apply a reflective heat-reducing window film to your windows. Believe it or not, you have a lot of heat coming into your house through the windows, and your cool air escapes through the windows as well.
This window film will help keep your home cooler and will also help keep your home warmer during the winter.
4. Change Your Sheets
If you still have your winter flannel sheets, it is time to change these out. During the warmer months, you want to have material like cotton instead because it breathes easier and stays cooler.
Look for pillows that do not hold your body heat such as buckwheat pillows. These pillows have a naturally occurring air space in between them allowing you to feel cooler at night while you are sleeping.
5. Nighttime Chores
Instead of doing chores such as laundry during the daytime leave the chores for nighttime if possible. Laundry machines and dryers throw off a lot of heat, so doing laundry after the sun sets can make a difference when it comes to keeping your home cool.
Same goes for the dishwasher, run it at night while everyone is sleeping because the dishwasher throws off a lot of heat also. Leaving it running while you sleep means you will wake up to clean dishes.
Which of These Keeping Cool Tips Will You Use?
Now that you have our clever ways of keeping cool this summer, which one will you try first? You can apply all of the above or just a few. The goal is to enjoy your summer rather than melt while you are in the comfort of your own home.
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