With all the great things summer offers, the heat can be one of the downfalls. If you do not have central air conditioning, keeping your home a pleasant temperature in the summer can be challenging. Use these five simple tips to help cool your home off and beat the heat:

  1.      Cook Outdoors

On hot days, it’s a great idea to cook your meals outdoors on the grill or make recipes that do not involve heat. Using appliances like the stove and oven can increase the temperature of your home by allowing the heat to escape from the oven into your house. Chances are if it is extremely hot outside you won’t even miss replacing a hot meal with a cold one!

  1.      Wear Comfortable Clothing

There are several steps you can take to ensure your body temperature is cool — even if the environment you’re in isn’t. Wear light, loose clothing and make sure you drink a lot of water. You can also take a cold shower, put ice packs on your skin or sit in front of a fan to help yourself cool down. You will feel substantially more refreshed if you take care of yourself first!

  1.      Close Blinds

It is no secret that the sun and U.V. rays are what’s heating up your home. Invest in proper blinds to block the sun rays from entering your home on hot days. There are several blinds that are designed to specifically deflect heat away from the home. Closing the blinds will substantially assist in keeping your home cool.

  1.      Replace Doors

Just like windows, old doors can be problematic for keeping your home cool during the summer. Drafts, wind noises and increasing utility bills are signs that it’s time to replace your entrance doors. When contemplating a new replacement door, consider installing a door model that have windows that can open, or a built-in screen door to give you more options for ventilating your home in the summer.

  1.      Install New Windows

Your windows may be one of the main culprits for letting unwanted heat into your home. If you’re noticing drafts coming in, condensation building up on the glass, increasing utility bills, excess outdoor noise or decaying frames — it’s time to consider a window replacement.

Your windows are one of the main methods for unwanted hot air to enter your home, which creates an excessively warm and uncomfortable environment. Replacing your windows with modern designs and insulating technology enables you to control the temperature in your home much more effectively, even without central air conditioning.

Don’t forget about your pets. If your home is excessively hot, ensure they have access to fresh water at all times. If you’re leaving your pet at home, keep a fan running or the air on so that they don’t overheat.

Interested in new door or window replacement this summer? Contact us at Custom Window Designs to get started and work with one of our highly qualified team members.