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How to Beat the Heat this Summer

It's hot outside! If you're like most homeowners, you're probably trying to find ways to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer. Air conditioners can be a huge help, but they can also become overworked if you're not careful.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for keeping your home cool without overworking your air conditioner. Follow these tips and you'll be able to stay comfortable all summer long!

Close Your Blinds

To start, one of the easiest things you can do is close your blinds or curtains during sunny days. This will help prevent heat from coming in through your windows and warming up your house.

Use Your Fans

Utilizing ceiling fans can help circulate cool air throughout your home. While ceiling fans don’t create cool air, they can create an additional cooling effect with the air that is already being pushed through your vents.

Keep the Temperature Consistent

Another tip is to keep your thermostat at a consistent temperature. Constantly changing the temperature will cause your air conditioner to work harder and use more energy. Instead, find a comfortable temperature and stick with it.

Keep Interior Doors and Vents Open

Additionally, you can help circulate cool air throughout your home by keeping interior doors open. This will allow the cool air to flow from room to room, rather than being trapped in one area. Some homeowners fall for the myth that closing the vents in unused rooms will make other rooms colder, however, this is false.

Closing the vents will only cause your AC system to work even harder to push air out of the vents that are closed. So, just like your interior doors, you’ll also want to keep all of the vents open.

Opt for Cotton Sheets

Finally, for extra comfort at night, try using cotton bed sheets. They are lightweight and breathable, so they will help keep you cool and comfortable all night long. You most likely aren’t using flannel sheets in the summer anyways, but cotton sheets will make a huge difference while you’re sleeping.

By following these simple tips, you can beat the heat this summer without overworking your air conditioner. But, if you’re still experiencing some issues with your air conditioner, Pro Energy Solutions can help! Give us a call at (800) 704-7340 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with us. Stay cool and enjoy your summer!