- Pam Greene
10 Tips to keep your house cooler in the Tiffin Ohio heat.
The summer heat in Ohio can be miserable. At Greene's we want to help you stay comfortable while keeping your electric bill low. Making sure that your home is well insulated, your windows and doors are properly installed and of good quality is a great place to start when it comes to keeping your home cool during the summer, beyond those home updates
Curtains. We love sunlight, a bright and airy home is both inviting and relaxing! That being said, sunlight coming through your window glass can heat up your house fast. During the summer you can lower unwanted heat by 30% just by using black out curtains. Learn more about keeping your home COOL.
Fans. Creating air movement in your home can help cool things down and keep you comfortable. Open windows on opposite sides of your home. Place fans in your windows placing the fan so that it blows air out of your house. Put fans on the SAME side of the house in more than one window, if the wind is blowing use this to your advantage and place the fans so that they are not blowing against the wind, but with it! This pulls cool air from outside into your home from one side of the house to the other. This video explains using cross ventilation to cool your home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0qKYBq7E8M
Grill or cook outside. As if you needed more reasons for easy clean up, cooking outside keeps your home from heating up!
Do laundry or run your dishwasher at night. It goes without saying that doing these chores during the day can increase the heat in your home. You might also consider using a clothes line and save both on laundry and cooling costs!
Set your ceiling fans to the counter clockwise setting. (Usually there is a switch on your fan to change the direction that the blades are spinning.)
Turn on your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. This moves hot air that is closer to your ceiling out of your home and into the attic. If you have an attic fan, turning it on in the summer moves hot air out of your attic and pushes it through the soffit vents forcing it out of your home. Turn on that attic fan if you have one!
We know it sounds crazy, but if you don't have central air and the heat in your home is uncomfortable you can place a bucket of ice in front of a house fan and blow the cooler air into your room.
Window units. If you aren't ready to make the plunge into central air, window units are a great option.
If you have central air, keeping your unit cleaned and serviced will help your A/C unit keep your home cooler.
Have Greene's set you up with central air! We love to help our customers and if you are ready to make the switch to central air we are here for you! As a certified Trane dealer we have access to the best products on the market for the highest value. Need a quote? Don't hesitate to call us at 419-443-8630!