5 Tips For Helping Your Home Beat The Heat

When the temperatures rise so can risks in your home.  From the air conditioner kicked in to high gear to plants taking in the rays, we’ve got our list of how you can help your home when the temperatures climb.

Kick The Fan On
Set your thermostat to “fan” or “fan-on” to circulate the cool air in your home. By doing this you can set the thermostat higher, saving money on air. This is a great idea when the room is going to be empty. Consider installing a wifi thermostat so you can have the freedom to change your temperature from your mobile phone.

Keep The Ceiling Fan Spinning
Run ceiling fans on low in a clockwise direction during cold weather. Ceiling fans can produce the opposite effect in the winter by gently circulating hot air that is trapped near the ceiling.

Close Them Up
Close the blinds and curtains to block the sun from creeping in.  Having more sunlight will result in your air conditioner working harder and it’s already working enough.

Set In Right
You probably wouldn’t think of it, but the humidity level in your house matters when the temperature increases. Setting your thermostat to a low temperature will not make it colder. If you set it to 72-74 degrees you will allow the system to run and control humidity.  That’s important to setting a comfortable temperature in your home.

Water Early
Pay close attention if your community has set watering guidelines. You don’t want to effect a community effort on conservation.  If you are able to water, the best time to do it is early. We suggest between 6am and 10am before the temperatures climb.  This will give your plants enough time to soak up the water vs. drying it up quickly. 

 

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