It is a hot San Antonio summer this year and we are all spending a lot more time at home because of the pandemic. This adds up to more stress. If you are struggling with a home that A/C just doesn’t seem to cool– you are not alone. However, there are things you can do during these extra hot and unusual times to keep yourself sane by keeping the inside of your home cooler.
Steps to Keep Your San Antonio Home Cooler and More Comfortable
- Have Window Film Installed: Window film is affordable and is quick to have installed in usually just one day. Not only will your San Antonio home be cooler but your lower energy bills will amaze you too. Not to mention you will stay cool all summer long and warmer in the winter too!
- Don’t Use Your Oven: There is nothing worse heat radiating from a 400-degree oven in the middle of a heatwave. This is why grilling outside every night is an excellent solution to keeping your San Antonio home cooler. Also, being outside and getting some much-needed sunshine/vitamin D is a fantastic way to battle pandemic blues.
- Do Chores After Sunset: Whether it is laundry or running the dishwasher–many everyday chores are a sure-fire way to make a warm home unbearable. A good idea is to wait until after the sun sets to start on that to-do list and you will be happier (and cooler) for it.
- Keep Your Thermostat At 78-degrees: It may sound like a high temperature to set your central air but that is the government recommendation that boasts the most energy efficiency. It means you get the most bang for your buck when it is ultra-hot. You can offset this slightly warmer temperature by using fans and evaporative cooling to keep your home comfortable and cool.
- Change Your A/C filter: Cooling systems are in the business of taking in and blowing out air. This means that all the dust and dirt floating around, inside and outside your home, get trapped in their filters. Therefore, a good way to keep your home cooling system working efficiently is by doing the proper maintenance and timely filter changes too.