Summer is just around the corner. Most of us look forward to trips to the beach, long days, and sipping sweet tea on the porch at night. However, we dread receiving our electricity bill after the endless running of fans and the air conditioner unit. Try these simple 5 DIY hacks to keep your home cooler this summer.
5 DIY Hacks to Keep Your Home Cooler
Change the A/C Filters
Do you forget to change the filters on your a/c system regularly? Take time to change these out. They need proper airflow to keep the unit from gobbling up energy and keep your home cooler.
Toss Some Shade
If you have central air conditioning, make it more efficient. Plant tall shrubs or trees to give it some shade. Just make sure they don’t touch or block the unit.
Install White Shades or Curtains
In the hotter summer months, replace heavy window treatments with white or cream-colored treatments to reflect the heat. This is especially true for the southern- and western-facing windows.
While you’re shopping for those white shades or curtains, look for some that are solar-rated to block the heat of the sun. In addition to helping control summer energy costs, they will also help save on your winter energy bills.
Inspect Your Insulation
We’ve all heard that warm air rises. Don’t let your cooled air seep through the attic! Inspect the insulation in your attic and add more if you see holes, gaps, or worn insulation.
Try these 5 DIY hacks to beat that heat this summer and keep your home cool!