How to Keep Your Home Cool During the Warm Season

How to Keep Your Home Cool During the Warm Season #beverlyhills #beverlyhillsmagazine #keepyourhomecool #heating #airpurifier #ventilation
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Summer’s nearly over. However, that doesn’t mean that the ‘warm season’ is. Studies show that climate change is getting out of control. Even countries and regions with relatively cool climates are experiencing extreme heat waves. Because the planet is warming up, you need to think about how you’re going to keep your family cool in hot spells. This post will help you with that by exploring and explaining how you can keep your property’s temperature comfortable. Be sure to read all of it and incorporate the ideas put forward here into your strategy.

Investing In an HVAC System

One of the most effective ways of keeping your house cool during hot spells is by investing in and using an HVAC system.  HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. These systems can also double as heaters during winter months, as the first letter in the abbreviation indicates. Some HVAC systems come with air purifiers as well, which can keep indoor air clean. Air purifiers are fantastic investments as they allow you to prevent indoor pollution from occurring. Indoor air pollution is a massive problem and negatively impacts the lives of people from around the world.

The use of HVAC systems is very common in parts of the world where the weather is warm. However, in colder places, they aren’t common and because of this unexpected heat spells cause massive harm. If you live in Dallas, make sure to get in touch with the team of Dallas experienced HVAC service technicians. Alternatively, get in touch with a company that’s located near you. Air-conditioning is one of the things these companies can offer. Going back to heating, quite recently Texas has had one of the coldest winters in the state’s history. Companies like the one just quoted provided an invaluable resource by selling HVAC systems, as they enabled people to heat their houses (and conversely, cool them during Texas’s intense summers).

Opening Windows After Sundown

The hottest point of the day isn’t midday as many believe it is; it’s actually around 3 pm in the afternoon. After this time the temperature begins to fall. However, it isn’t worth opening windows at home until after sundown. As the sun begins to drop, the weather cools down significantly. As soon as you notice the sun going down, throw all of the windows open in your house. You should then leave them open until before 10 am the following morning. By doing this, you’ll cool your house down.

The reason that you should not open the windows during the daytime when the weather’s hot is that by doing this, you’re allowing hot air in. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that because they can feel a breeze when they open the windows, the air’s cooler. This is not the case, however. Make sure that you do not open windows indoors under any circumstances during the day as you’ll heat your house up and make it very difficult for you to cool it back down again when the evening comes, and you want to bring the temperature a little lower.

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Shuttering Your Windows

During hot, long summers it’s common to find people’s shutters closed. This is because by blocking the sun out you can keep your house a lot cooler. While the sun will still heat up the walls of your home (and as a consequence, heat will be released from them), you can seriously bring down your home’s temperature by closing shutters, blinds, or curtains in the daytime. An alternative to shutting your curtains is to buy reflective window fittings and put them up. Reflective window fittings can be a great way of keeping the interior of your house cool.

In addition to shuttering your windows, you might also want to consider hanging sheets over them as well.  Hanging up sheets can add further layers to your windows and prevent the sun’s rays from penetrating. Make sure that when you are hanging sheets, you hang from the inside. Once the sun has gone down be sure to remove all window coverings and open the window. If you keep window coverings up when the sun has gone down then you’ll obstruct airflow and prevent your house from cooling down.

Preparing for Heat

Whatever preparations you plan on making to deal with hot weather, make sure that they’re made before summer begins.  If you wait until summer’s already started then your countermeasures won’t be as effective.  You can get discounts on air-conditioning units if you buy them during winter when nobody else is preparing or making purchases for the summer.

Keeping your house cool is something you need to think long and hard about, especially if the area that you live in is prone to heat waves.  Keeping your house cool doesn’t have to be a challenge as all you need to do is follow the guidance given in this post.

Martin Maina
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