It seems like there is no end to the heatwave. How do you cool down your San Antonio house before the sun rises and cooks you all over again? While the best bet is to invest in a quality air conditioning system from Rosenberg Indoor Comfort, there are a few tricks you can use until the AC is installed.
Position an Exhaust Fan at Night
You know that warmer will get trapped near the ceiling, on the second floor, or in the attic. Over an extended period of time, it actually becomes a warming blanket for the whole house. Once the sun sets and the outside temperature starts to drop, place a box fan in an upstairs window facing out. Turn it on. Cool air will be drawn into the house from open windows downstairs or in the basement, bringing a breath of calm overnight. All that trapped hot air will be tossed outside.
Black Out Curtains
If your home doesn’t have a large wrap around porch that keeps the direct sun off your windows, you need blackout curtains. Bright sunshine heats up old window glass and traps that heat inside your house. Placing blinds, insulated curtains, or even a dark sheet over your sun-side windows will stop that solar energy from heating up the house.
Insulate for the Future
Not only does a well-insulated home keep the house warmer in the winter, it helps to block summer heat from entering your house. Adding an extra blanket of roll insulation in the attic is a start, but insulating the walls in older homes can reduce your energy bill by as much as 30%. It will block drafts, which are actually a superhighway for that sticky hot air to invade. For now, use spray foam and weather-stripping to block gaps around windows, doors, and even your foundation for a more comfortable home.
Call a Pro
Our experienced technicians at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort will measure your home and install a unit. Not only will you be able to truly enjoy your summer, you won’t be spending all that time trying to kick out that humid air month after month. Are you ready to live in a super-cooled home? Give Rosenberg Indoor Comfort a call today and experience true and lasting relief.Tags: AC Unit, Cooling Efficiency, Super Cooling