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5 Tips To Beat The Texas Heat in Your Home

Posted by Madison Avila on Jul 19, 2022 2:46:39 PM
Madison Avila

Find out why your AC is breaking and your Home feels like a sauna.

1. CHANGE YOUR AC FILTERS

This tip can save the life of your AC unit! Can you imagine your AC breaking right now and waiting 3-5 days or longer to have it fixed? And not to mention the cost. Most AC units break during the summer months because it is working double time. Regularly changing your air filters ensures that your system performs more efficiently! If you’ve noticed your home not cooling as well, it is probably time for a new filter. You should be changing your air filters at least every 3 months. Doing so can help your system last longer, require less maintenance, and lower your electricity bill.

2. BLOCK THE SUMMER HEAT

Keeping your blinds closed significantly cool your home. You can also invest in blackout curtains to shield your home from that harsh summer sun. Stopping heat getting into your house in the first place means spending less on cooling. Shade windows and walls using external coverings, like blinds, awnings or large potted plants. Plant deciduous trees that cast shade over your home. If you can, invest in window tinting and top up your ceiling insulation.

3. INSTALL AN AWNING

If you don't have room for trees or you don't want to wait for them to grow, awnings are a great alternative. Awnings typically fit above your windows and protect your home from the sunlight. According to the US Department of Energy, window awnings can reduce up to 65-77% solar heat gain.

4. INVEST IN A DEHUMIDIFIER 

As if heat wasn't enough, the humidity is constantly creeping in our homes! Dehumidifiers help remove unwanted moisture from the air in your home. The ideal humidity level should hover around 40% - 50% in your home. We all know the difference humidity can make during the summer. Getting a dehumidifier can help you beat the heat in your home!

5. TURN OFF UNUSED APPLIANCES 

This one is a double whammy. Not only will doing this help reduce heat in your home, it will reduce the electricity bill! It doesn't seem like doing this would make that big of a difference, but in the Texas heat, every degree counts! Even when appliances aren't being used, they are still using electricity and you guessed it.. radiating heat. Turning off appliances like your TV, computers, and other electronics will stop them from overheating and warming the rooms they are in.

 


 

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