We’re lucky we get to take advantage of Florida’s weather,
but between high temperatures and extreme humidity, the summer months
can be unbearable. With summer right around the corner, now is the best
time to learn how to keep your home cool during the warmest months.
Keep the Blinds Closed
It sounds like a no-brainer, but something as simple as closing your blinds
can halt up to 30 percent of unwanted heat that comes from your windows!
When the blinds are open and the sun shines through your windows, heat
can become trapped inside of your home and basically turn your humble
abode into a miniature greenhouse. Try keeping the blinds closed during
the hottest hours of the day or use drapes or curtains to help keep the
sun (and heat) out.
Switch Up Your Bedding
Switching up your bedding with the seasons not only adds a fresh look to
your room, but it can make your room cooler too. If you use bedding made
of flannel or fleece in the cooler months, swap these for light bedding
in the summer. Cotton, buckwheat and other fabrics with low insulation
breathe easier and help you stay cool when the temperature rises.
Cook More Meals Outdoors
Using your oven in the summer months is a sure way to make your home hotter.
When the temperature rises outdoors, the last thing you want to do is
crank up your oven to 375 degrees. The solution? Get the grill out! Grilling
meals is not only a fun summer activity, but it will help keep the temperature
inside of your home to a minimum. Pick up some burgers and veggie kabobs
and take advantage of your outdoor furniture and accessories.
Schedule a Maintenance Checkup
No matter how many tips and tricks you use to keep your home cool, you’ll
be fighting an uphill battle if your air conditioning system isn’t
up to par. The best way to ensure your AC is summer-ready is by scheduling a
maintenance checkup with your local AC professionals!
Phoenix Air Conditioning, we offer preventative maintenance services that keep your AC performing
at its optimal level all year long. During a preventative maintenance
checkup, one of our experienced Palm Beach County technicians will come
to your home and fine-tune your entire AC system, making sure your home
is ready to summer! Want to learn more about our preventative maintenance
services? See everything that’s included in a checkup, or
call us today.