Summers seem to be getting hotter every year, which means you will need to turn on the AC more often and longer each time. This could mean higher bills. Fortunately, you can prevent this by prepping your home beforehand. Here is how:
Enjoy the Wind Without the Direct Heat
There is nothing like sitting outside the yard and feeling the wind as it hits your face. Unfortunately, the direct rays of the sun can ruin this picture. So what do you do? CVS Equipment recommends installing sun screen shades in the area to help block out the sun while keeping the air circulating.
Shades are often temporary so you can remove them when summer is over. For a more permanent installation, however, you can try installing a gazebo.
Use a Humidifier at Night
The problem with the heat of summer is that it also dries up the air, causing your skin to flake and your lips to chap. Keep this from happening by having a humidifier at night. The humidifier will add some moisture to the air so that you are properly hydrated during nighttime.
Start Taking Down the Heavy Curtains
Use curtains that are light coloured and made of thin materials. For the most part, however, it is often best to get rid of the curtains and allow natural light to enter your home. Of course, if you are using the AC all day, curtains would not be an issue, but windows will become important.
If you have an air conditioner, keep the windows shut with any cracks sealed. If there is no AC, however, open windows should promote better air circulation.
Load Up On Tasty Fluids
Make sure you stock up on lemonade, honey or any other juice ingredient in the fridge. Summer is the best time to keep your body hydrated.
Summer is the time for fun activities and new experiences. Make the most of it by making sure your home is cool and welcoming.