April 14, 2023
Summer is just around the corner, and the inevitable dry Phoenix heat comes with it. But don't sweat it!!
With these tips, you’ll for sure keep your home cool all summer long:
- Upgrade your thermostat: A smart thermostat can learn your schedule and adjust the temperature accordingly, saving you easy money on energy bills.
- Close blinds and curtains: Keep the sun out during the hottest parts of the day. Leave yourself a little reminder on your phone, so you don’t forget.
- Use fans: Ceiling fans, portable fans, and even window fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home.
- Seal air leaks: Ensure your windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from entering.
- Change your air filter: Your air filter traps dirt, dust, and other particles from entering your home's air supply. Over time, the filter can become clogged with debris, reducing the airflow and making your air conditioning system work harder than it needs to. That's why it's important to change your air filter regularly, especially during the summer when your air conditioner runs non-stop.
- Insulate your home: Proper insulation can help keep your home cool in the summer (and warm in the winter).
- Plant trees: Trees and other landscaping can provide shade and help cool the air around your home.
- Use energy-efficient appliances: Appliances that generate heat, such as your oven or dryer, can make your home warmer. Using energy-efficient models can help reduce the heat they produce.
- Use natural ventilation: Open windows and doors in the cooler parts of the day to let in the fresh air and cool your home naturally.
- Schedule regular heating and cooling maintenance: Regular maintenance can help keep your cooling system running efficiently and prevent breakdowns during the hottest parts of the summer. Have some coupons while you’re at it!
By following these ten cooling tips for the savvy homeowner, you can keep your home comfortable and cool WITHOUT breaking the bank. And if you need any repairs, contact Parker & Sons. We're here to help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long!
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