Keeping Cool in Summer

Keeping Cool in Summer

Keeping Cool in Summer

With the summer in full effect, stay cool is a must. There are many things in your own home at the
moment that are making it harder to keep fresh. Some of these are easy fixes others require a little
more work. Here are a few home improvements that could help you and the home to stay cool during
these hot summers day.

Carpet
Having carpet in the home during the summer is a big No-No. The reason it is a No-No is that it traps
heat. Having carpet and using the Air conditioning is like having to try to stay cool while wearing a
sweater, you'll eventually get cold, but it's going to take a while. One thing you can do to fix this is,
installing hardwood flooring or tile. Both tile and wooden floors are better alternatives that will help
keep any room in the house cool.

Windows
Windows can be a big reason why your electric bill might be a bit high. Cracks in the windows and old
window linings can be the culprit. Both lining and cracks can cause the cold air from the AC to escape
and cause you to run the air-conditioning longer and more often. What you can do to fix these issues is
having your windows or window lining replaced; both will help but it depends on which option your
home needs.

Air Conditioning
Air conditioning is a significant way of staying cool during the summer. So while it is still early, make sure
to have your air conditioning inspected or have one installed, if your home needs one. If you are using a
portable heater, make sure to clean the filters. Cleaning the filter will have the air staying clean and will
help the system not work as hard.

So if you are looking to stay cool this summer make sure you to check off all the areas listed above to
ensure you have a cold cool summer. These are only a few of the things to consider that will help keep
your home cool and possibly looking great. For more tips or to schedule a free consultation for a
remodel or any home renovation, visit us at www.myhbinc.com.

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