10 Weird Ways to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer!

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This summer heat is getting crazy! Before you overwork your AC and see your energy bill soar, consider these tips to keep your home cool.

With simple hacks like using ice to cool the air from your fans, or learning how to create cross breezes, these tips will help you beat the heat. Let’s dive in!

  1. Ice fan hack

Place a bowl of ice in front of your fan. As the ice melts, the fan will blow cooler air around the room, creating a DIY AC effect.

  1. Outdoor cooking

Keep your kitchen cool by taking your cooking outdoors. Grill your meals to avoid the heat generated by your stove or oven.

  1. Utilize shady spots

Hang out in the shadiest parts of your home or yard. Set up a hammock or a comfortable seating area in these cool spots to relax.

  1. Embrace houseplants

Certain plants, like aloe vera and snake plants, can help cool your space by absorbing heat and releasing oxygen. They also increase humidity, making the air feel cooler.

  1. Mist yourself

Keep a spray bottle filled with cold water in the fridge. Whenever you feel hot, give yourself a refreshing spritz to cool down

  1. Strategic window treatment

Keep your windows closed and covered during the hottest parts of the day. At night, when the temperature drops, open them to let the cool air in. Close them again in the morning to trap the cool air inside.

  1. Block out sunlight

Use blinds, curtains, or shades to block out sunlight during peak heat hours. This will prevent your home from heating up like a greenhouse.

  1. Create a cross breeze

Position one fan facing in from a cooler room (like a basement) and another facing out a window on the opposite side of the house. This will create a cooling cross breeze.

  1. Stay low

Heat rises, so stay on the lower levels of your home, like the basement or ground floor, to stay cooler.

  1. Use cold compresses

Place a damp towel or bandana in the freezer for a bit, then place it on your neck or forehead for instant heat relief.

By using these cooling methods, you can keep your home comfortable this summer and help your AC! Of course, if you find that your AC is not working efficiently or you need professional advice, don’t hesitate to contact AC Today. Our expert technicians are ready to help you with all your air conditioning needs.

Visit our website or call us today to schedule a service appointment and beat the heat! Contact us online or give us a call at 941-751-2642.

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