7 Effective Ways To Cool Down Your Hot Home

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7 Effective Ways To Cool Down Your Hot Home

Need to cool down a really hot home this summer? When homeowners in Illinois and Indiana invest in an efficient, top of the line AC installation, there’s an expectation that your home will stay at the preferred level of comfort, when you want it, every time you want it. When the temperatures and humidity levels are high during the peak summer season, your home may seem as warm inside as it is outside. No one wants that, especially Merts Heating & Air Conditioning. Your total comfort is important to us. 

If your home’s AC unit is not keeping you as comfortable as you would prefer, Merts Heating & Air Conditioning employs professionally trained technicians who can complete a new AC installation for you.

If you would prefer to explore other options, however, Merts offers these seven other possible ways to cool down your house:

  1. Utilize a Programmable Thermostat – A programmable thermostat can help save energy and money by adjusting the temperature of your home based on your schedule. During the summer months, set the temperature a few degrees higher when you are away from home, and lower it to your desired temperature when you are back.
  1. Use Ceiling Fans – Ceiling fans circulate the air in your home, which can help you feel cooler even when the temperature is higher. Make sure that your fan is set to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction during the summer months for maximum cooling effect.
  1. Install Window Treatments – Window treatments like blinds, shades, or curtains can help block out the sun’s rays and prevent heat from entering your home. They are especially beneficial on windows that receive direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day.
  1. Keep Windows and Doors Closed – Keep windows and doors closed during the hottest parts of the day to keep the cool air inside. Open windows and doors during cooler parts of the day or at night to allow cool air in.
  1. Keep Air Filters Clean – Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, making your HVAC system work harder to cool your home. Replace your air filter every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  1. Schedule Regular Maintenance – Regular maintenance can help keep your HVAC system running efficiently and effectively. Schedule a professional maintenance check at least once a year, preferably before the summer months.
  1. Use Zoning Systems – Zoning systems allow you to control the temperature in different areas of your home independently. This can help you save energy and money by cooling only the areas that are occupied.

In addition to the above tips, it’s also important to make sure that your HVAC system is the right size for your home. An oversized unit can waste energy and money, while an undersized unit may struggle to keep up with demand. A Merts Comfort Specialist can help you determine the right size unit for your home.

For more information about a new AC installation or other HVAC concerns, contact Merts Heating & Air Conditioning today.