Summertime is synonymous with school breaks and family vacations, but it also brings about uncomfortably hot temperatures, especially during the daytime. While installing an AC unit can easily fix the problem, it’s not always a solution that’s readily available. Whether your walls do not have access to a proper vent or space for AC installation or you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a new AC, here are four other ways to stay cool this summer without an AC system.
1. Close and Cover Your Windows
Closing your windows may sound counterproductive to your goal of keeping the interior of your home cool, but it actually works. If air from the outside is warmer than the air inside, closed windows will help preserve the cool air inside. You’ll also want to cover the windows with drapes or blinds.
2. Insulate Your Doors and Keep Them Closed
Similar to windows, you’ll want to keep your doors closed. Closing off sections of the home helps centralize the cool air into the spaces that you’re using the most. Furthermore, invest in insulating materials. Weather strips tend to be the most basic and economical options, plus they don’t require any professional installation.
3. Minimize Cooking Indoors
The longer or more frequently your stove is on, the more heat is being generated indoors. Nothing heats up a room more than an oven at max temperature. Stove burners also produce heat, so be strategic about how you cook your meals. If you definitely need to use one of these kitchen appliances, try timing your cooking during earlier or later hours of the day.
4. Let the Night Breeze in
If you live in an area where temperatures drop at night, use it as an opportunity to collect cool indoor air. Open up all your windows before hitting the sack. Don’t forget to close the windows in the morning to trap the cool air inside.
Contact Us Today
If you’re looking for affordable AC options, give Jesse Heating & Air Conditioning a call today. One of our representatives can help you figure out the best possible air conditioning unit for your home. In the meantime, use these tips to keep your Decatur or Champaign, IL, home cool. We offer heating, cooling and duct sealing services. We can also take care of your fireplace needs.