5 Simple Swaps to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer Without A.C.
With summer in full swing and temperatures still rising, we are all looking for ways to keep our homes cooler during the summer months. These five simple swaps are going to keep the temperature down and some even offer bonus energy savings!
1. SWAP YOUR OPEN DOOR (AND WINDOW) POLICY FOR A STRICT SCHEDULE
You can greatly influence the temperature of your home by keeping doors and windows closed during the warmest hours of the day. For areas where the temperature drops at night, stick to a schedule of airing your home out during the evening hours and closing all windows and doors by the time the temperature begins to warm up. Bonus tip; keep unused rooms closed off to keep them even cooler.
2. CHANGE UP BEDDING SEASONALLY
Although flannel sheets and cozy blankets are perfect for winter time, they are nearly a nightmare in the summer months. Once spring and summer roll around, swap out your wintertime bedding for breezy cotton bed linens and trade out your comforter for a quilt.
3. OPT FOR THE GRILL OVER THE STOVETOP
Cooking indoors can send the temperature of your home in to the triple digits in the summertime. Take advantage of the summer months and grill outdoors to save your home from any extra heat.
4. SWITCH UP YOUR LIGHT BULBS
Incandescent light bulbs give off a significant amount of heat as compared to their more efficient counterpart, the CFL bulb. Swap your traditional bulbs for CFL’s to keep your home a touch cooler and enjoy the bonus energy savings.
5. SWAP OUT OR LAYER UP YOUR WINDOW COVERINGS
Love your breezy sheer curtains, but hate their insulating ability? Try layering them with any of our cellular window shades. With options for every budget, a cellular shade is an easy way to better insulate your home. In addition to light filtering varieties, we offer blackout options that feature a heat reflective layer for those looking for maximum light and heat control. Check out our comparison chart to find out which one is right for you. Plus, just like the CFL bulbs, these shades are going to offer you bonus energy savings. It’s a win-win!