When the temperatures are nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is becoming unbearable, look back at this list of tips to make sure that your home remains a safe haven from the sweltering heat.

Did you know that 30 percent of the heat that enters your home comes through the windows? A lot of this heat can be stopped with simple curtains. But if you really want to stop the heat from entering your home, look into installing blackout curtains. These could lower the temperature of your home nearly 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cook Outside
Summer is an excuse to throw more neighborhood barbecues. Not only is it a great opportunity to hang out with family and friends but it will keep you from using your oven and stove top. These appliances generate a lot of heat when you’re using them and most of this heat ends up inside of your house circulating throughout the rooms.

Use this as a chance to hang out with the neighbors and as an opportunity to lower your home’s temperature and cooling bills.

AC Maintenance
Whether you need a new air conditioning unit, you need some repairs or you’re just getting a seasonal inspection, you should try and do it before the temperatures begin to rise. While it might seem like a waste of money to get maintenance done on a unit that’s not even broken, this preventative maintenance could help a technician find a potential problem before it becomes an actual issue for you.

For all of your summer cooling questions, trust the home comfort doctor at Thermo Direct. We can help keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long. Call today or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you.

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