The summer heat is in full swing! Your A/C unit may be running hard to keep your house cool as the heat continues to roll in. So, what can you do to keep your house cool without fully relying on your A/C? Here are a few tips to help reduce the stress on your A/C unit while cooling down your house this summer.
Reduce And Reflect Sunlight: Reflective roof paint/radiant barrier can reduce the amount of sunlight your home absorbs. This is applied in your attic, and it works by essentially “bouncing” the heat from the sunlight away from your house.
Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise: Ceiling fans need to be adjusted seasonally. Set counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create breeze that will make you and your guests feel cooler.
Turn on your exhaust fans: Your kitchen and bathroom fans pull the hot air that rises after cooking or taking a shower out and away from your home.
These tips will give your A/C a helping hand and keep you cooler this summer as Houston days are only getting hotter!