Cooling down your house during periods of summer heat is not the easiest, or the most economical way to spend the summer. You want to bring a tangible change to your home’s interior air, and no longer suffer during heat waves. For this, several possibilities are available to you, and depend on your needs and your budget. So, from a fan, to air conditioning through ecological solutions, which is the solution that is best for you?
The Selection Criteria for Choosing Your Cooling Solution
To define the ideal method to cool your home, you should start by defining your needs. Think about the following criteria:
- Do you live in an area that regularly experiences high heat?
- Do you have very hot summers and cold winters?
- Are some members of your family more sensitive to heat waves (infants, elderly people, etc.)?
- Do you have a lot of rooms to cool?
- What is the surface of the rooms that need cooling (carpet or hard surfaces)?
- And of course, what is your budget?
All of these criteria determine the type of solution you really need. If you live in a hot region, you need a fixed and powerful solution, such as full house air conditioning. If you live in a temperate region, a one-off solution like a portable air conditioner or a fan may do just fine.
What Solutions to Better Regulate the Temperature?
Several solutions exist to bring you a feeling of well-being, even on days when the outside temperature is difficult to bear.
The Most Economic Solutions
If you do not have a substantial budget, you are not necessarily doomed to suffer from the heat, quite the contrary. The fan market has grown and modernized a lot, allowing you to access some heat relief without breaking the bank.
On a stand or to be placed on a table, a fan can also be column-shaped or without blades. To sleep peacefully in your room, without being too hot or bothered by the noise, some even offer a silent mode. There are multi-speed fans, oscillating fans, installed ceiling fans, vertical standing fans, and many other options. It all depends on your budget.
If you need more cooling, you can choose a portable air conditioner. You can move it from room to room. You can also store it in a closet when you don’t need it. Many renters tend to use a window air conditioner in a property they don’t own.
Another economical technique to lower the temperature in your home caused by the sun is UV-blocking window film. They are beginning to become more popular in homes and can be self-installed, and purchased in a roll by the foot. They protect you from the sun’s rays which discolor your furniture, but also from the heat they produce by using your windows as accumulators, even when the shutters are closed.
The Most Ecological Solutions
Saving energy also means protecting the environment by using a clean and renewable source of energy. For this, several solutions are available to you. (these are not solutions we offer, but if you’re interested, contact us and we can refer you)
- Ecological air conditioning, also called geocooling, draws its coolness from the soil in your garden or the ground surrounding your home.
- Solar air conditioning which is supplied with electricity by solar panels.
- Solar thermal air conditioning which produces cold thanks to the heat released by the solar panels. It can also be used as heating in winter, or even heat sanitary water all year round.
- The evaporative air cooler is more efficient than a conventional fan and more economical than a portable air conditioner. It works on the principle of evaporative cooling. It cools your home by several degrees by releasing humidity into the air.
The Most Powerful Solutions
If you are looking for efficiency and absolute total comfort, then you have to turn to whole-house installed air conditioning systems or heat pumps. Very efficient for cooling spaces of all sizes, heat pumps can also be used to warm your home in winter. If you don’t have the budget for a whole-house system, you can install a split system in a single room or in several if necessary.
The most inexpensive models are multi-split, ducted models.
Undeniably, whole-house air conditioning is the ideal cooling system for regions that suffer the most from heat waves (like central Ohio).
Some Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer
Whether you use an air conditioner or a fan, in summer, you should still not let your interior warm up. No matter the type of cooling you choose to go with for your home, here are some general principles that will help keep your home cool during the hottest days of the summer.
Follow these tips to keep your home cool:
- Keep the blinds or shutters closed, especially in the case of a window exposed to direct sunlight.
- If you have curtains, do not hesitate to draw them in order to provide additional thermal insulation. Consider installing insulated curtains or blinds for additional protection, both from summer heat and winter cold.
- Even if you are hot, do not open the windows and minimize opening doors during the day when the heat is at its peak. Keep them tightly closed until evening, and wait until the temperature drops outside before opening them.
- At night, if it is cooler outside, open the curtains and the window of your room wide, as well as those of the whole house.
If you’re considering either a whole-house solution or a split system (that doesn’t require ductwork or connecting to your home’s heating system) connect with our Customer Service team and we’ll schedule a free on-site estimate.
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Our team offers a wide array of routine maintenance and emergency services for your heating and cooling system, allowing your family to breathe fresh, safe, clean air and be comfortable year-round. We also offer a number of add-ons to your HVAC equipment that can improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), such as electrostatic air filters, whole-house humidifiers, duct cleaning, Ultraviolet-C lighting systems, and more.
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