Tips For Keeping the Heat Out of Your Home

Fall is certainly on its way, but it takes Phoenix a bit longer to realize the benefits of cooler temperatures than it does other areas. Wondering how to keep the hot air out of your house and the cool air inside? These tips can help.

  • Check your windows! The heat can easily come in through leaky windows, so make certain they’re well sealed. Even after they’re sealed, though, your work is far from done. You should also use shades, blinds, window film, or other window coverings for your east and west windows to help reduce the cooling load in your home.
  • Consider your activities. If you can delay those activities in your home that generate heat until after the sun goes down, you’ll keep your home much cooler. These activities include simple things like running the dishwasher or turning the oven on.
  • Use ceiling fans. Even if you set your thermostat at higher settings, you’ll manage to keep your home much cooler if you use ceiling fans. Even a slow turning paddle fan will help provide a level of air flow that will help you keep your home cool.
  • Think insulation. The more insulation you have, the easier it will be to keep the cool in your home. You’ll have to make a fairly significant upfront investment, but you’ll see the payback almost immediately. Your home will be far less leaky, and you won’t be letting any heat in through the top of the house.
  • Maintain your air conditioner. One of the single best things you can do to keep your home cooler in the summer is to make sure your air conditioner is working well. We can help keep your air conditioning in good order with regular checkups and preventive maintenance.

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