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Top Home Ownership Tips for Optimizing Your Home for Hot Summer Weather

  • Make sure your AC is running well and efficiently by switching out the filter periodically and having regular maintenance check-ups.
  • During the hottest part of the day, make sure you keep your windows and doors closed and shaded to keep your house nice and cool. That way, you won’t lose all that cold air inside and the hot air won’t get in.
  • Planting trees or adding some shade to the outside of your windows can be a great way to keep your house cool. Sun’s rays make it hot, so blocking them out can help with that. Plus, you’d get to show off some green outdoors!
  • Get a programmable thermostat so you don’t have to worry about coming home to a furnace. That way, your house will stay at the right temperature even when you’re not around. No more coming home to what feels like an uncomfortable sauna.
  • Installing ceiling fans is a great way to spread the cool air around and make you feel like you’re in a nice, gentle breeze.
  • Avoid a hot head by ensuring your attic is ventilated well– it’s important!  The heat inside of an attic can reach well over 120 degrees and that heat radiates down into the house during the nights.  A ventilated attic can remove that hot air and help you lower your AC bills.
  • Don’t let your money fly out the window – check your home’s insulation to prevent cool air from escaping. That way, you’ll save money in the long run.
  • Keep the hot water usage to a minimum during the day.  Heat and humidity from a hot shower can easily heat up a room and possibly cause paint peal and even mold.
  • Avoid high energy bills by using energy-saving appliances around the house.  And consider making cold style foods instead of running your heat generating appliances.

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