3 Changes To Make To Your Home To Keep It Cooler This Summer


If you’ve had a hard time making it through the last few summers and staying cool within your home, you’ll be glad to know that there are some changes you can make to your space that can help with this. Whether you have air conditioning or not, it’s always smart to find ways to keep your home naturally cool in the summer so that you can save on energy costs and just feel more comfortable. So to help you in doing this, here are three changes to make to your home to keep it cooler this summer. 

Your Windows Are You First Line Of Defense

Wide windows, sofa and coffee table in the corner of the living room
Used with permission of Alice Lane

While you likely can’t do much right now to help make your home better insulated, which can help a lot with keeping your home cooler in the summer and hotter in the winter, what you can do is take a look at your windows and see how they’re helping or hurting you. Your windows really can be your first line of defense in keeping the heat out in the summer if you know how to use them right. 

Ideally, you should try to block out the sun as much as possible from getting in through your windows if you’re worried about keeping your home cool. This can be done by installing solar screens over your windows, closing your blinds or shutters, or just using heavy drapes to help keep the sunlight from penetrating into your home. 

Think About Air Movement

Used with permission of Blackband Design

If you’re using air conditioning or a fan in your home to help keep things cool, you’re going to be having some air movement. But the trick here is to get the right kind of air movement. 

To have maximum airflow and maximize the cooling effect within your home, you’ll want to try to make currents of moving air higher in your home. This will help to pull the hot air up and push the cooler air down. And as you’re able to make longer currents and use cross breezes, you’ll be able to keep your space much cooler. 

Do Heat-Producing Tasks Strategically

When you’re at home, there are certain types of tasks that will create heat and make your home’s temperature rise throughout the day, apart from just sitting in the sun. So to reduce these effects, you’ll want to be careful about when you do these types of tasks. 

Used with permission of Meg Lonergan

If you can help it, try to do things like using your oven, turning on your clothes dryer, or using your dishwasher later in the evening when the temperature outside has cooled off a bit. This can help to keep these appliances from heating up your home and making things hotter and muggier in your space. 

If you’re wanting to keep your home cool this summer and need to alter some of your habits in order to make this happen, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you see how this can be accomplished. 

Thanks to screensunlimited.com for consulting on this post.


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