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How to Prevent Your Home from Getting Too Hot to Handle This Summer

While most people welcome sunshine and warmer weather, the humidity and blazing temperatures can be unbearable. Thankfully, there are ways that you can prevent your home from heating up so that you can stay comfortable and cool inside.

Close Curtains and Blinds

While it’s good to let the sunshine in during the early morning hours, closing the blinds and curtains can help keep the heat at bay during peak times. Between noon to 5 pm, closing the windows off can reduce the inside temperature, which means your HVAC unit doesn’t work as hard. You will be surprised by the difference closing off the windows can make. Also, blackout curtains provide superior protection from the heat.

Use Your Ceiling Fan

Did you know that you can reverse your ceiling fan? When you turn the unit to operate in a counterclockwise potion, it will keep the air circulating. Changing the fan gives a wind-breeze type effect to help keep your abode cool.

Have Your HVAC System Serviced

Your HVAC system is vital for the comfort of your home. This unit should be serviced once in the spring and again in the fall. A preventative maintenance session ensures that the unit is working efficiently and that there are no mechanical problems. The last thing you need is your HVAC unit to have a mechanical interruption during the year’s hottest days. Residential HVAC services are vital during extreme temperatures as it can be dangerous to go without air conditioning for long periods.

Don’t Use Your Oven

Many people take the opportunity to grill out in the summer months because it’s way too hot to turn on the stove. Did you know that your oven can increase the temperature in your home by up to 10 degrees in the kitchen area? It’s because heat escapes from the range through vents. If you need to do any baking, you should do it in the evening hours when it’s cooler outside, and you are less likely to make a dramatic impact on your home’s temperature.

Are you ready or the warm California sunshine? The beautiful weather is always welcomed, but for those who have breathing issues and require a cool home, there are things you can do. Block out the sun during peak hours, and don’t bake during the heat of the day. Additionally, make sure your HVAC system is in top shape and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

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