Are you ready for summer
in your home? We all know that summer
brings to mind relaxation, vacation, and rest-but we also know that it can get
hot! I thought you might like to have a
few tips on keeping cool in the upcoming summer, so that you can enjoy life to
the fullest in your beautiful house.
COOL-DOWN TRICKS FOR THE
HOT SUMMER MONTHS
Spin it: Ceiling fans are
an excellent way to keep everyone cool, and they're beautiful as well. But did you know that they can also help you
save on your energy bill? By circulating
cool air throughout your home, you won't need to keep the thermostat set as low
as you would without the help of one, two or more well-placed fans.
Green is good: There's no
debating how refreshing a large patch of shade can be on a hot summer day…so
why not invest in some shade of your own?
Planting trees is an excellent way to ensure shade and to keep your
house cool in the warmer months. Already
have some? Make the most of the summer
foliage by relaxing beneath a large tree and sipping some cool lemonade.
Clear as a bell: Window
manufacturing and supply companies now offer an invisible way to keep you cool:
by installing a transparent coating to windows that effectively blocks
heat. Adding this type of treatment to
your sunniest windows is a smart and easy way to save a few dollars on your
Program and relax: If you
have a programmable thermostat but haven't gotten around to figuring out how to
use it, now's the time. Setting your
thermostat to regulate the temperature of your house and maintaining an average
temperature can save you a lot of money.
Can't find the instructions? Most
manufacturers provide free, downloadable guides via the Internet.
Block it out: Room-darkening blinds can reflect a great
deal of sun and heat, so keep them closed during the morning and afternoon
hours to keep things cool inside