After suffering an intensely cold winter, it’s time to prepare for the warmth and humidity of summer. Turning on your A/C will always help managing the indoor temperatures on the hottest summer days, but here are some additional tips to follow that will keep you cool and comfortable.
- When it cools off in the evening and at nighttime, open up windows and doors that have screens to lower the temperature inside your home naturally.
- Around midday, when the sun is at its highest and hottest point, draw blinds and curtains. Sunshine that gets into your home will significantly warm it up.
- If you have Venetian blinds, angle them upwards to keep the sun rays from directly shining in.
- Don’t keep appliances that heat up (lamps, television, etc.) near the air conditioner, as they will cause the system to run longer than necessary.
- Run dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, ovens and other such equipment at night when the outdoor temperature has cooled off. Running them will heat up the inside of your home.
Remember to stay hydrated during the summer and be aware of the warning signs of overheating – exhaustion, dizziness or cramps. Enjoy a fun, cool summer!
Courtesy of MSN Real Estate