Heat-Reducing Shutters and Other Tips To Beat The Summer Heat
But you shouldn’t sweat it, Sunburst Shutters Connecticut has your back with a few pointers to help you stay comfortable when the temperatures start getting high, from heat-blocking shutters to ways to reduce the strain on your AC unit.
Indoor Shutters Block Summer Heat
The way most of that sticky summer heat comes inside your house is through your windows. By installing window treatments designed to block heat, such as plantation shutters, you can make a huge dent in how hot your home gets. Just take a look!
Bear in mind that heat-blocking ability isn’t just good during the summer months. If you’re having a similar conversation about how to beat the cold once winter comes, plantation shutters could be your best match.
Make Your House More Energy Efficient
Effective window treatments like shutters can improve your energy efficiency, but there’s a lot more you can do. By doing some of these smaller projects, you can decrease energy waste, which can lead to higher temperatures indoors:
Double check that your air conditioning ducts are sealed and insulated properly. Also, replace your air filter every month to keep your system in top form.
Don’t use energy-hogging incandescent light bulbs. With CFLs or LED bulbs, you’ll reduce the heat emitted by your light bulbs without sacrificing brightness.
If any of your appliances are a little older, consider replacing them with newer, more efficient updates. Certain appliances such as your stove, water heater, and furnace make up a good amount of the heat in your space.
More Ways To Remain Cool In The Hartford Summer
Though these projects may not dramatically increase energy efficiency in your home, they can still keep your house cool when the mercury starts climbing:
Make sure your ceiling fans are running counter-clockwise, so they move cold air downward. If your fans are spinning clockwise, find the small switch on the fan itself that changes the blades’ direction.
Consider running a dehumidifier, particularly in the room or two are the busiest during the day. Less humidity in the air makes it easier for your AC to cool your home, and dryer air usually feels cooler on the skin.
For homes that have a lot of south-facing windows that don’t have shutters on them, think about installing an awning or canopy to prevent the unyielding sun’s rays from beating down on them.
Let Sunburst Help You Beat The Heat
Sunburst has helped Connecticuters treat their windows for years, so we’re familiar with how to keep comfortable at summertime. If you want to make it through the season without a sweat, give us a call at 860-266-5459 today or fill out our free consultation form below. Together we can beat the heat and have a great Hartford summer.