You probably know how hot it gets in the summer if you live in geographically warmer places, like Texas, California, and Nevada. And with increasing energy expenses, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg to keep your air conditioning system running during the hotter months. Statistics show that 2021 was the hottest year for the United States since 1936! Therefore, preparing yourself and your home for this summer is understandable to avoid unpleasant surprises. Fortunately, your interior décor and design can help you achieve coolness this summer. Check out some of the ways your interior design can cool your house down this summer.
Usually, if you want to make a statement, having a deep wall color can help you get that across. However, it can also affect the temperature of your home. That’s because darker colors typically absorb sunlight, thereby giving off a warm effect. If you live in a warmer area, it’s better to choose lighter neutral colors that can reflect sunlight, making your home cooler. So, be sure to hire reputable residential painting services to give your home a cooling, rejuvenating paint job.
Having carpets in your home feels fantastic under your feet, but they add to the amount of heat in your home. Carpet fibers and materials absorb sunlight and reflect heat in the room, making them more suitable in colder climates. If you want to make your home cooler this summer, consider stripping off your carpet and using bare flooring like hardwoods, laminates, or bamboo. If you can’t do without carpets, you can throw in a rug or two to tie in the look of your room.
It might surprise you to know how much heat comes from incandescent bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs create light using a lot of heat, wasting about 90% of energy and increasing your energy bills. For a cooler home this summer, ensure that you replace all your incandescent bulbs with more eco-friendly LED bulbs that do not use much heat and energy.
It’s easy to dismiss your ceiling fan because it doesn’t help you cool down during the summer. Nonetheless, fans are extremely useful during the hotter months. All you have to do is adjust your fan’s settings for it to rotate counter-clockwise. Your fan can now push air downwards and cool your home by doing so.
Before you commit to buying or replacing your ceiling fan, ensure that you know exactly what you need for each room. Larger rooms like your living room would need bigger fans. If you want a fan for your bathroom or patio, ensure that you get one that can thrive in wet conditions. Of course, your fan choice must also complement your home’s lighting system and match your décor.
Summertime is fun, but it gets very hot. Ensure that your home is well prepared to become a cooling sanctuary when the heat rolls in.
Maintain your AC unit
While excessive heat is the main cause of air conditioner energy consumption increasing, it can also be down to inefficient systems. If you’ve not had your air conditioner looked at for years, then it’s not going to be operating at peak performance. You need regular home air conditioner maintenance to ensure everything is running correctly. This means the whole unit works super efficiently and doesn’t require as much power to cool your home.
As a result, you’ll have the AC at a lower setting and it won’t need to be on for longer periods. Energy consumption goes down, yet you still enjoy a cool home!P
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