Stay Cool With Our 6 Essential Summertime Tips!
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! At least we all should be screaming this month—especially if you love ice cream. Why? Because July is National Ice Cream Month! And homeowners know there’s no better way to stay cool during the summertime than to chill out with a frozen cone of creamy delight. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to stay cool this month as we celebrate a number of honorary ice cream days.
This month we have National Ice Cream Day (July 19), National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (July 25) and, to add more sweetness to the mix, National Milk Chocolate Day (July 28). This just goes to prove that nothing is sweeter than the month of July. But it also reminds us that we can’t afford to neglect our annual AC maintenance service either. If we do, we risk having a very steamy home‑—and ice cream that just might melt everywhere!
Looking for ways to keep your home cool—and your ice cream frozen—this season? No problem. We have six tips to help.
Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Extra Cool
So, July has arrived and you’re already feeling the heat. No worries. Central Air is here to help. Here are six ways to keep your indoor comfort chilled and pleasant during the warm season.
How’s your attic insulation? Adding insulation to attic walls is a great way to cool your home. Plus, it’s easy and affordable.
2. Block out the sun.
Close your blinds during the day to trap in coolness and block out the sun. Homeowners with large front windows can benefit from UV blocking blinds or drapes that keep heat out.
3. Turn on the ceiling fan.
Ceiling fans offer a nice breeze throughout your home. Set your AC to a higher setting and allow your fan to do more of the cooling work.
4. Invest in a smart thermostat.
Smart thermostats learn your daily schedule and adjust temperature settings based on your home and away times. Result? You’ll save money.
5. Choose an energy-efficient system.
Is your HVAC system SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rated? Be sure to invest in a system that has a SEER rating of at least 16.
6. Change filters each season.
Clean filters are the key to an efficient working system. Dirty filters only make your system work harder, which costs you more in energy and money.
One More Sweet Treat
Lastly, don’t forget that indoor air quality is just as important as proper AC maintenance this summer. After all, no one likes dust, dander and other pollutants swirling through the air and ruining their tasty ice cream sundae during National Ice Cream Month! Call our team of specialists at Central Air for a summer indoor air quality audit today. We’ll get you set up with both cleaner air and better comfort.