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5 Home Improvements You Should Do to Make Your Home Cooler

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Summer is one of the best seasons to enjoy your home. It’s a time to relax and spend time with family and friends. But if you live in a hot climate, it can also be the most uncomfortable season. It isn’t just about keeping yourself cool with the help of loose clothing, a hat, and drinking water using a Pentair Rocean filter. It’s also about your home.  

That’s why making your home more comfortable when temperatures rise is essential. If you’re looking for some ways to cool down your house without breaking the bank or having a professional do it for you, here are five simple things that will help:

Shade your windows

Good shading is a great way to make your home more comfortable. Shade the windows during the day, and you can keep them open at night. If you want to keep your windows uncovered throughout the day, use curtains or blinds that help block out sunlight. You can also install awnings over your windows if they’re located in direct sunlight too often. 

You could also consider using plants near those windows and installing window film or other shades that work with the time of day exposure. Some newer options include awning blinds (also called roll-down shades), which roll down automatically when it gets dark outside; these are perfect for apartments with big windows where there’s no shade from trees or buildings nearby!

Have your air conditioner serviced

Having your A/C serviced is a great way to ensure it’s running at peak performance and discover any forthcoming issues before they happen. Have your HVAC system checked for leaks (and have them sealed if necessary) and its efficiency level. This can help reduce gas or electric bills while also ensuring safe operation.

Install a ceiling fan

Installing a ceiling fan is one of the most common and effective ways to cool your home. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, it can lower your energy costs by 10% or more.

The key to choosing the right ceiling fan is ensuring it’s properly balanced and aligned. If you notice any part of your ceiling fan appearing loose or out of place, you should get someone else to fix it.

Improve your insulation

Insulation is the key to keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A well-insulated home will keep you comfortable year-round, so it’s essential to ensure your house has enough insulation.

If you need help getting started on this project, ask a professional for their advice. They’ll be able to assess your home and recommend ways to improve it.

Insulating your attic can help with cooling down your whole home during the hot months of summer. If you have an attic that’s not properly insulated, consider adding more insulation up there. This will allow air from outside of your space—like from outside windows or doors—to stay out instead of coming inside through those openings into an un-insulated attic or other areas where there isn’t much control over temperature control (such as window sills).

Use a programmable thermostat.

A programmable thermostat is easy to save money and energy and make your home more comfortable. You can program the thermostat to either increase or decrease your home’s temperature at certain times of the day, week, or month.

Programmable thermostats are designed to help you save money on your electric bill by reducing energy consumption when no one uses heat in the house. They can also help you save money on gas bills by shutting off power during peak demand periods when electricity costs more per kilowatt hour (kWh).

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