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5 Ways to Stay Cool Without AC

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Jupiter Tequesta

man opening his bedroom window to stay cool in summer

One of the worst feelings during summer is being too hot in our own homes. Often when we’re desperate for relief, we run straight to our AC and put it on full blast. Relying solely on your air conditioner during hot summer months not only puts a lot of extra stress on your unit, but it also sends your utility bill through the roof. 

There’s plenty of other ways to buffer your home from the summer sun while also giving your AC a well-deserved rest:

1. Keep Your Blinds Closed

Closing your blinds prevents your home from becoming a miniature greenhouse. By blocking sunlight that may come into your home from bare windows, you’ll notice the temperature in your home drop significantly. 

2. Don’t Close off Unused Rooms

Leaving doors closed all day will prevent cool air from entering these rooms during the hottest parts of the day. When you go to bed to relax at night, your room will feel like a sauna, and your first action will be to blast your AC. Leave your doors open during the day to cool your home.

3. Switch Out Your Bedding

Seasonal bedding allows you to switch your style up, but it also helps keep you cool. We often forget to change our heavy winter comforter out for a lighter throw and thinner sheets. Flannels and fleece are great for insulation against the cold winter months, but cotton is a smart move for the summertime.

4. Crack a Window Open

Temperatures tend to drop drastically at night during the summer. Instead of blasting your air conditioner overnight, try opening the windows and let some night air in. Not only is this a great way to cool your home, but it gives your air conditioners a break from running 24/7. Be sure to close the windows and blinds before things get too hot in the morning!

5. Show your Grill a Little Love

Using your oven or stove will overheat your home and add to heat you’re already feeling. Instead, opt for recipes that favor grilling rather than using an appliance in your home, or put a new twist on one of your favorite meals!

Don’t let your AC get the best of you this summer. At Jupiter-Tequesta, we have over 35 years experience and proudly offer both HVAC repairs and new installations in Jupiter, Florida and surrounding counties. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or simply ask a question. We’re here when you need us the most.


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