If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, it’s challenging to keep it cool. While there are obvious steps to take, such as closing blinds during the day, there are other tactics you can use to keep your home comfortable.
Vent Your Attic
Attics get incredibly hot during the summer, which impacts the temperature inside your home. Install fans in the attic vents to help reduce heat. There are smart attic fans that automatically increase speed during the hottest days of the summer.
Turn On Bathroom Fans
The fans in your bathrooms pull in interior air and blow it outside. You can use this to your advantage on hot days to remove warm air from your home.
Modern electronics are on all the time. Even when you’re not using them, they’re in standby mode and producing heat. Unplug things like phone chargers, Blu-Ray players and toasters. You can make this easier by using power strips to turn off several things at once.
Install Outdoor Shade
You can use plants, trees and awnings to keep your home cool. These help shade your home from the sun. These can reduce the temperature inside your home by as much as 9 degrees if strategically placed.
Change Your Lighting
While you buy lightbulbs to provide lighting, incandescent bulbs produce a lot of heat. Keep your home cooler by replacing them with LEDs. LEDs produce a fraction of the heat that incandescent bulbs do, and will reduce your energy bills.
Cook and Do Chores in the Evening
Only cook in the evening as it produces a lot of heat. Similarly, just run your dishwasher and clothes dryer after your home has cooled down for the day.
Evans Mechanical in Eureka, CA, has cooling services that keep your home comfortable. We install, repair and maintain air conditioners and heaters. Our company can also improve your home’s indoor air quality, and we install tankless water heaters. Get in touch today to find out more.