Time to Cool Off

 5 Tips to Keep the House Cool in the Summer

white house with outdoor dining area

The sun is shining and while we all enjoy the summer season, the rising temperatures can be a pain. Especially when your home can feel warmer inside than it is outside. Enjoy these simple tips to keep your home as cool as possible this summer.

Block Out the Sun
Resist opening the shades during the day. Consider the direction your window faces. South-facing windows may benefit from thicker materials to stay cool.

Open Windows & Doors
Opening windows and doors first thing in the morning and evening are the best times to keep the air moving through your home.

Move Meals Outside
Consider preparing meals that don’t require the use of the oven. No one wants to be stuck in a kitchen during the summer with the oven on. 

Turn Off Appliances
Turning off unused appliances reduces unnecessary heat. Try not to leave devices on standby, as this can cause overheating.

Keep Lights Off
Lights should be kept off when trying to cool your home down. Consider switching to energy-saving lightbulbs–low-energy light blubs help to reduce overheating.