Summer is right around the corner and the temperatures are rising. Summer is always a fun time to be outdoors, but at the end of the day you want to come home to a nice cool home. There are many things you can do to beat the heat and keep your home nice and cool- without running your AC constantly. Keep your home cool with some of our tricks and tips.

How to Summer Proof Your Home

Curtains/Blinds

Curtains

An easy way to keep your house cool is to close your curtains and blinds during the hottest parts of the day. Be sure your curtains are hanging as close to your window as possible to get the best results. If this does not help, consider putting awnings outside of  your home.

Install Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fan

It’s no secret that ceiling fans can help cool your home without cranking up your air conditioning to its max. Installing fans will create air movement that will cool your home and  save you money on your energy bill. If you tend to turn the AC down at night when its time to go to sleep, a fan in your bedroom will be very beneficial.

Plant Shrubs and Foliage

Plants

Planting trees and bushes around your home not only look pretty, but can keep heat from coming in through your windows and roof. It may take a few seasons for them to grow and get results but it will be well worth it when they do.

Seal any Cracks

Window

It’s important to make sure the heat stays out and the cool air stays in your home. A good way to ensure this is to check your home for any cracks or gaps in the foundation, windows and doorways. If you do find any be sure to seal them right away.

Protect Your Pets

Pets

Don’t forget about your furry friends.  Keep them indoors during the peak of the day, never leave them in a hot car and be sure they have plenty of water to keep them cool.

We hope these tips will help you enjoy a wonderful summer! Should you need our services, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer the best in professional water and fire mitigation services and work hard to offer you peace of mind.