7 ways to beat heat while staying home this summer

With the summers approaching sooner than any of us expected, the weather’s already quite warm. With millions of people already suffering through the effects of global warming one way or another, it’s time to open our eyes and start taking care of our home planet. If you thought the last few years were tough, scientists have predicted things will only get worse.
The news is grim, and even though we can’t reverse global warming overnight, there are ways of beating the heat in an eco-friendly way.
Following are seven helpful tips you can use to keep yourself away from the heat;

Maintain your Air Conditioners

Maintaining your air conditioners is one of the first steps towards beating the heat. Our homes can get very hot without proper air conditioning and ventilation. Since our air conditioners weren’t used for several months, it’s time to get them serviced. The best time is months before the real heat arrives because when it does, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be expensive.
Start by turning on your air conditioner to see if it’s working. Even if everything is fine, it’s a good idea to have it serviced, have its filters changed or cleaned, and check the gas levels so it doesn’t break down when the weather gets hotter.
Either way, you’ll need to call the Air Conditioner Repair and maintenance professionals to check your ac unit thoroughly.

Invest in Thicker Drapes

Everyone likes a dose of natural light, but if you are looking to keep cool this summer, you’ll need to keep the indoors darker during day time. This is where thicker drapes come in handy.
Natural light radiates warmth more than we realize, which is why It makes sense for you to invest in a set of heavy drapes or blinds to block as much natural light as possible. We often don’t realize how harmful natural light can be when It comes to temperature control—letting too much sunlight stream into your house will cause temperatures to rise and render any cooling services useless.
Some people complain that blocking out the windows means that there isn’t enough light in the house. Consider looking at fluorescent bulbs over incandescent ones as means to brighten your home with indoor lighting.

Ensure that the water is running properly

Since the heat can be pretty harsh between June and August, air conditioners won’t be enough, and that is when you’ll need to be creative. One of the easiest and simplest ways of keeping yourself cool is through a shower. However, it would be a pity if there were issues with plumbing, right?
This can happen if you’re moving into a new house over the summer; make sure that there are no plumbing issues and you have access to water throughout the season. Other than staying cool, everyone needs running water in the house for one reason or another! Either way, a steady supply of water is crucial during the summers.

Install Rotational Fans

Ceiling fans are great, but there are limitations. During summers, standard ceiling fans can circulate warm air in the room if there is no ventilation. As warm air rises towards the ceiling and is distributed towards the ground, which isn’t ideal at all. Swiveling or rotating fans do a better job of pushing away hotter air and keeping the ground cooler.
Placing them near a window to channel fresh air into the house is a good idea. They potentially bring fresh air in, but they also help avoid that annoying, stuffy, warm air situation that ceiling fans create.
You can find swiveling or rotating fans on sale nowadays. They’re cheap, easier to maintain, and offer more value compared to ceiling fans

Adjusting the Thermostat of the Fridge

Most of us turn the thermostat on the refrigerator down during the winters and forget about it. During the winters, leaving food out of the fridge is usually okay, but you can’t do that during the summers.
With the summers coming along, it's time to turn the thermostat up to get the fridge to do its job faster.
Dehydration hits faster than you think and can sap you of your strength in a few hours. You’ll need water and lots of chilled drinks to keep yourself hydrated during the summers, and it’s a blessing to find chilled water after a hard, hot day’s work.

Keep the room doors shut

When it comes to keeping your home cool during the summers, keeping your doors closed also helps prevent heat from entering your home. If you’ve turned on your air conditioner, leaving doors open causes cooler air to escape, increasing temperatures.
You can also use adhesive strips between the gaps of your doors and windows to reduce cooler air from escaping and warmer air from entering. These strips are easy to find at hardware stores and don’t cost much either.
Furthermore, continuously opening and closing doors reduces the energy efficiency of your cooling equipment. Try opening doors as little as possible to help keep your home cooler for longer.
When you leave, shut the door behind you to prevent cooler air from escaping. This is one of the best ways to maintain temperatures inside.

Conclusion

There are lots of tricks you can use to keep your home cooler during the summers. It would be best if you found a professional to get your equipment serviced before the warmer months. There are specific jobs around the house that you cant do yourself. It’s time to call in a professional.
Plumbers, electricians, and AC technicians can help you keep the place cool and sort out whatever issues you have in the house. It would also be wise to call in a professional to look at seals around the doors and windows to ensure no air escapes or enters the house during the summers.
With that said, enjoy the upcoming summers. But, make sure you do so safely and avoid the sun and heat as much as you can!

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