Extreme Heat Warnings: 5 Tips to Keep Your House Cool
How do you deal with extreme heat warnings? When the temperatures are in the mid-to-high thirties and humidity is pretty high, too, the best thing to do is to stay inside. But what if your home isn’t all that cool either? How can you make your home more comfortable and safer when temperatures are so high? It is an especially important question for those with elderly parents living with them, who tend to be less able to control their body’s temperature.
Consider What Generates Heat
The last thing you want to do is add to the heat in your home and force your air conditioner to deal with it. Knowing what might generate heat and avoiding it can really help. Some of the major ways to prevent adding heat to your home in extreme heatwaves includes:
What are the Benefits of Good Ventilation?
Good ventilation reduces pollutants in the home while helping maintain moisture levels in rooms like the bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen. Since we can’t open the windows in the dead of winter, our homes require “mechanical” assistance to improve the quality without wasting energy. Good ventilation offers several benefits including:
A proper ventilation system also helps improve energy efficiency.
Fans can help circulate air, which can make your home more consistently cool and help the warmer air get to the air conditioner—which then scoops it up and sends it outside.
Consider Zone Cooling
Your HVAC technician can design your home with different zones, each of which can be set to different temperatures. You can then cool the section of the home you’re using, making it more affordable to cool that section to lower temperatures than trying to cool the home as a whole.
Humidity can make the heat less tolerable. A home that is more humid will feel warmer because the moisture in the air retains heat. If your humidity is high, a dehumidifier will help.
Invest in a Better Air Conditioner
Of course, a more efficient or a higher quality air conditioner can provide you with cooler air.
Do you need help adjusting your HVAC system to keep your home cooler? You can reach out to Handy Bros Home Comfort to get the support you need. Contact us today.