Top 6 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool
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As July begins, so does the gruelling heat of another Windsor summer. Many of us take comfort in knowing that even if it’s sweltering outside, we can escape the heat in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes to wait out the day; but what happens if you have an older air conditioning unit and it’s just not as strong as it used to be? What if one part of your home doesn’t keep as cool as the rest? Here are some very simple, yet effective ways to keep your home cool during the summer.
- Keep Those Blinds Closed!
Sunlight can travel through your windows and bake your home from the outside! In order to keep your home cool, keep your blinds and curtains shut during the day. It’s important to keep south-west facing windows covered as that’s where the hottest sunlight of the day will enter your home.
- Adjust Your Ceiling Fans to the Season
Did you know that ceiling fans have different settings for the season of the year? It’s an interesting fact that’ll also benefit your comfort over the summer months. For best results, set your ceiling fan to spin in a counterclockwise rotation at full speed to simulate a comfortable and cool summer breeze!
- Take Advantage of Your Bathroom and Kitchen Fans
We usually think of our bathroom and kitchen fans as just tools to remove shower and cooking steam, but they can benefit you when you aren’t using them for their usual purpose. Turn on all of the bathroom and kitchen fans in your home and they’ll suck the heat out of their given rooms to keep the air flowing instead of sitting stagnant.
- Use Your Windows and Enjoy the Night Air
Before central AC, our parents and grandparents would keep the windows open at night to fill the home with cool air, and then shut them during the day in an attempt to keep the cool air in, and the home feeling comfortable. The reason this was such a common practice is because it works!
- Schedule Regular A/C Maintenance
In order to keep your home the coolest and most comfortable it can be, regular upkeep and maintenance of your AC unit will prolong the life of your system and keep you cooler while it’s turned on. Consider contacting Fahrhall for annual maintenance to keep your air conditioner healthy and your home cool.
- Consider Investing in a New Air Conditioning System
Sometimes, regardless of maintenance and simple tips to keep your home cool, your home isn’t being kept at the temperature you like because the system just needs to be replaced. That’s when you should call the experts at Fahrhall to help you choose the best air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable for many summers to come!
For more information on home cooling, or to book maintenance for your air conditioner,
contact Fahrhall today!
The home comfort specialists at Fahrhall have been servicing the Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex regions for over 50 years. Our team of certified technicians has the expertise to handle all of your heating and cooling needs.