We've been grateful to be living a block away from the beach during these hot Spring days, and we head to the ocean when we need to cool down. With summer just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share some maintenance tips and tricks for your cool down tools around the house!
Air Conditioning Units - Clean your filters... and do it often! Your filter should be cleaned or replaced every 3-4 weeks in the cooling months. Also clean the evaporator coil once a year.
Fans - If you have ceiling fans, make sure to switch them to rotate counter clockwise in the summer! The wind chill effect of using a ceiling fan can make the room feel 6-8 degrees cooler. If you have a covered outdoor space, there are options for exterior ceiling fans as well!
Windows & Window Screens - Prior to the summer season, check your window screens for any damage, tears, etc that may allow bugs in with the cool breeze! If you're relying on open windows to help keep you cool consider keeping everything closed up when the sun is shining (including curtains) and then as soon as the sun goes down, open all windows to get a cross breeze going through your home.
Paint Colour - did you know that painting the exterior of your home a lighter colour can also impact the temperature of your home? Dark colours have a tendency to absorb more heat!
Now get out there and enjoy the sun, responsibly!