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15 May

Ways to keep your house cool this summer

One of the most crucial conditions to maximize enjoyment of the summer months is the ability to beat the heat while indoors.

While cranking up the air conditioning might seem like the fastest or only solution as the temperatures rise, there are other methods to consider that can be more energy- and cost-effective.

Let the contractors affiliated with HVAC 911 show you some ways to keep cool all summer without breaking the bank. 

Turn on ceiling fans 

While it does not create cold air, a ceiling fan running at high speed and calibrated to the summer setting pushes a breeze downward to create a “wind chill” effect and make a room feel cooler. 

Your ceiling fan blades should rotate counterclockwise during the hotter months. You can change this setting by flipping a switch on the motor, which can reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent.

Utilize natural ventilation

Open windows during cooler evenings and mornings and strategically position portable fans to promote cross-ventilation and allow fresh air to circulate throughout the home.

If security is a concern, consider installing window vents or window fans to help facilitate airflow. 

Optimize insulation 

Proper insulation of the attic, walls and floors can help maintain a cooler indoor temperature during summer – just as it helps keep a home warm in winter.

Inspect doors and windows for any potential sources of air leaks and seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulking to minimize heat transfer and prevent cool air from escaping. 

Limit heat generators

Whenever possible, try to use appliances that generate a significant amount of heat – ovens, stoves and dryers – during the cooler hours of the day and evening. 

Additionally, switch to energy-efficient models that produce less heat to keep your home cooler and reduce energy bills in the long run, particularly for your HVAC system.

Keep cool this summer with HVAC 911

Implementing these consumer-friendly strategies can keep your home comfortable throughout the summer months and reduce your energy consumption.

When you need trusted and professional maintenance or an upgrade of your home’s cooling system,  HVAC 911 is here to help. 

HVAC 911 is a contractor referral service that can connect you with fully insured, bonded and licensed contractors who employ highly skilled and highly trained technicians who can be trusted to get the job done and to get it done right. 

Contact a professional affiliated with HVAC 911 today