Cool Down, Friend! Cool Down.
With unbearable summer heat threatening to hang around more than a little longer, keeping your home cool and comfortable is only going to become more crucial.
While air conditioning is effective, it can also be expensive, especially in seasons when you and the family are kicking back at home more often, running your HVAC system round-the-clock. Fortunately, there are many natural and energy-efficient ways to keep your home cool when the Central Valley is at its hottest.
So, without further ago: Let’s explore 10 Sure-Fire Ways To Cool Your Home Naturally.
Think Strategically About Windows: During the day, keep windows, blinds, and curtains closed on the sunny side of your house to block out the heat. As the evening approaches and temperatures drop, open windows on opposite sides of your home to promote cross-ventilation.
Befriend Your Fans: Ceiling, portable, and whole-house fans are excellent tools for keeping cool. With relatively low energy usage, they circulate your air effectively, creating a wind-chill effect that can make you feel several degrees cooler.
Don’t Ask What’s Cooking: Cooking and using appliances like the oven and stove can generate additional heat in your home. Opt for lighter meals and consider grilling outdoors to minimize indoor heat.
Get Your Landscaper On The Line: Planting shade trees and shrubs around your home can help block direct sunlight and reduce heat gain through walls and windows.
Adopt A Cool New Style: Swap out heavy fabrics and bedding for light, breathable materials like cotton and linen. This will keep you cooler and more comfortable, especially while you’re sleeping.
Try A DIY Air Conditioner: Give your AC a rest and do it yourself by placing a shallow pan of ice or a frozen water bottle in front of a fan. The fan will blow cold air as the ice melts, providing a refreshing breeze.
Insulate Your Attic: A well-insulated attic can prevent heat from seeping into your living spaces. Adequate insulation can significantly reduce indoor temperatures and lower cooling costs.
Procrastinate On Your Chores: Plan household chores like laundry and dishwashing (which generate a lot of heat) for cooler times of day, like early morning or late evening.
Use Cool, Damp Towels: Applying a cool, damp towel to your forehead, neck, or wrists can offer instant relief on hot days.
Create a Cool Sleep Zone: Freeze a water bottle or gel pack and place it under your sheets near your feet. This can help keep your bed cool, promoting better sleep.
By implementing these tips, you can create a naturally cool environment in your home, reducing your reliance on the air conditioner and greatly reducing your utility bills. Embracing these energy-efficient practices not only benefits your wallet but also helps reduce your carbon footprint, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. Stay cool and comfortable all summer long with these natural cooling strategies!
And if all else fails, remember: You can instantly cut your energy costs with a seasonal AC tune-up, which we’re now offering for just $59.
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