As we approach mid-summer our days get even warmer. Sometimes it seems impossible to escape the heat. We thought we would help you beat the heat by giving some tips on how to keep you and your house cooler.
Let’s first focus on how to keep the house cooler. We all know we could crank that air conditioner and keep our house as cold as we want, but do we really want to pay the high electric bill that would eventually show up in the mail? Probably not. If you want to use your air conditioner to keep the house cool, there are still a couple of tips to keep in mind. The temperature recommended for cost-efficiency and comfort at which to set your home’s thermostat is seventy-eight degrees. You can save money by setting it higher when you are going to be away from the house for a couple hours or more.
Aside from your air conditioner, you can keep your home cool in a couple of ways. If the temperature outside in the morning or evening is cooler than seventy-eight degrees, then open your windows and let the outside air cool the inside of the house. Just be sure to close the windows before the temperature outside rises above seventy-eight degrees or you will start warming up the house and your air conditioner will need to be on longer to cool it back down, instead of just maintaining the temperature.
Another way to keep it cooler in the house is by keeping blinds and/or curtains closed during the hottest part of the day. That natural sunlight is really nice to have, but if it’s streaming through your windows, it is sure to boost up the inside temperature.
Lastly, you can look into having your home’s windows tinted. There are even clear tints available now which don’t change the appearance of your home but drastically reduce the heat and bring down your utility bill. Window tinting also protects you and your furnishings from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Now, how do you keep yourself cooler? Seventy-eight degrees may still feel a little warm to some of you. You may still want to feel cooler while inside your home. Fans are a great way to circulate air and help you feel cooler. Even if you don’t have ceiling fans, you can buy box or stand fans. They actually use up very little electricity giving you a cost-efficient way to stay cooler.
Keeping your personal body temperature down is the key to staying cool. Wear lightweight, breathable fabrics. Be barefoot. If your feet are hot, it raises your overall body temperature. If necessary, soak your feet in a tub of cold water or even ice water. You will feel cooler FAST. You can also take a cool shower to bring down your body temperature. A cool washcloth on your forehead and neck also helps to bring down body temperature.
We hope you found these tips helpful and are able to stay cool during these hot summer months. If you find yourself making a move this summer, please give us a call at Florida Moving Systems. Our highly trained staff will take excellent care of your belongings. They are trained in packing even the finest china to arrive safely at your destination. We offer a temperature-controlled storage facility in Melbourne, FL as well. We can meet all your packing, moving, and storage needs. Give us a call today. Let us do the heavy lifting, so you can stay cool!