Basic Repairs for Moms

Save Money By Cooling Down Your Home Without An Air Conditioner

Keeping your home comfortable in the middle of the summer can be a challenge if you don't want to spend a lot of money keeping your air conditioner on throughout the season. Luckily, with some easy changes you can make at home, it will be easy for you to lower the temperature of your home significantly if you put in the effort.

Using the advice below can help you keep your home comfortable enough to relax during the heat of summer without cranking your AC.

Check the Weather Report Ahead of Time

The first mistake many homeowners and renters make is not planning for the day. What this means is that they leave windows open in the morning, without realizing that the day is quickly going to become very hot. By checking the weather ahead of time, you can make the decision to open or close your windows, along with keeping curtains or blinds closed. By making adjustments to your home based on the heat, you can prevent it from becoming uncomfortable during the middle of a hot day.

Look to the Windows for Reducing Heat

Your windows are responsible for much of the heat that enters your home, making it important for you to take care of insulation. This can be as easy as making sure that your windows have tightly-fitting frames and even have window film applied to the windows.

Use Landscaping to Your Advantage

The trees and bushes outside of your home can make a big difference in the heat inside of your home, since bushy plants can help provide some much-needed shade. By looking into how to customize the landscaping with the direction that the sun hits your home, you can reduce the temperature of your home quite significantly without paying a dime for cooling.

Increase the Air Circulation Indoors

An easy way to keep your home cooler during the middle of summer is through getting some air moving inside. This means setting up some fans throughout your home and allowing a breeze to find its way throughout the hallways and different rooms. By keeping the air circulated, you'll be much more comfortable indoors and won't experience as drastic of heat waves.

Keeping your home cool during the summer doesn't need to mean that you have to run the air conditioner consistently. Making a few of the changes recommended above can help you be much more comfortable all summer long. 

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Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!