How to Keep Heat Out of House

September 5th, 2013

Keeping heat out of your house is crucial in the summer months when the temperatures rise and humidity levels increase. While having an air conditioner is obviously one of the primary ways to keep your house cool, there are a number of other ways to keep the cool air in and the hot air out during these dog days. Below are some tips on how to keep the heat out of your home.

Maintain Your A/C

While you could call Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® to come out to your home on a regular basis, it might make more sense for you to do certain small things to maintain your air conditioner until you really need assistance. Start by changing the filters on the air conditioner unit vents on a regular basis and making sure the device is operating correctly. The more attentive you are with your air conditioner, the lower the odds are of having a breakdown in the intensely hot summer months. Also, shading your air conditioning unit from the sun will make it more efficient and use less energy overall.

Add Solar Sheers

A lot of heat comes into your house through your windows. A single pane window will create even more warmth by magnifying the radiating heat. While you don’t ever want to get rid of your windows on your house just to make it cooler, solar sheers are a great way to block out the sun and keep the house cool, while also allowing the windows to operate as they should. Tinting the windows or making them double pane also helps to keep the cool in and the hot out.

Close the Shades

Close all the shades when you leave a room, so that less heat and sunlight can get in. Turning off the lights, powering down electronics such as laptops, computers and HDTV’s in each room will also help with this.

Insulate

Insulating is not just for the winter months. It also keeps the hot air out and the cold air inside the home. Make sure there is enough insulation in the home itself, as this will keep the house a lot cooler and save a good amount of money on energy costs.