The temperature is rising and already things are getting a lot stuffier, stickier, and harder to sleep in. Your home is your single best protection from the elements, including the summer sun. So, we’re going to take a look at how to best prepare and arm it to handle the heat.
The Heat Wave's Coming, Here's How To Prep
Mind the gap
Finding air leaks in the home is crucial. Most people are aware that these gaps allow hot air the escape the home in the winter, but it also allows hot air to infiltrate in the summer. What’s more, pests are much more prevalent when the weather is fine and air gaps give them the perfect way into your home. Inspect doors and windows these gaps and caulk or cover them so keep the boundaries of the home strong.
Take no chances with your precious cool air
Every year, as the summer approaches, you should take a look at your air conditioning system. Without HVAC repair, not only are you more likely to have an inefficient, ineffective system. You are also more likely to be spending much more on energy bills to keep them working than you should. You can help them work better by stopping the airflow from escaping the room. Keeping your doors closed while the AC is on is going to make their job much easier as the cool air doesn’t escape and spread through the home.
Address and redress your windows
Finding the right window treatments for the summer is crucial. Keeping your windows closed and covered stops the sunlight from beaming in. If you have blinds, keep them closed. But the single most effective window treatments in summer are blackout curtains.
Clear out the clutter
The reason we have a spring clean in spring isn’t just because it’s a catchy name. The dust and clutter that gathers throughout the home actually traps and retains heat, as well as interrupting cooler air flow. If your home is cluttered, that could be a big part of why exactly it feels so dang hot. Whether you hire a cleaning service or simply make a more regular schedule of tidying up, it’s worth putting in the effort to ensure your home is clear in the summer.
The tips above are going to help you battle discomfort, rising AC bills, and could even make a difference to your health. The heat might not only be uncomfortable, it can lead to migraines, dehydration, and the spread of allergens throughout the home if you’re not careful. Make sure your home provides the cool breeze of sanctuary that you need.
Stalk Us On Social Media!