Summer is almost here. Are you ready for the hot and humid weather we get here in Lawrenceville? Luxury Landscape Supply offers some tips below to help you keep your house cooler this summer so you don’t need to run your air conditioner quite as much. Even better, we can help you with the last tip listed in this blog post.
Close the Curtains
The sun’s UV rays will heat up your house quickly if you leave your curtains and blinds open all day long. It’s better to close these window treatments throughout the day until the sun has set. Even though this makes your home a bit darker, you will notice a difference in how much cooler it also keeps your home.
Use the Ceiling Fans
Fans are a great way to circulate the air conditioner’s cold air. Set your ceiling fans to their summer settings and leave them running all the time. You can also use window fans to draw in cool air at night and standing fans to circulate the air through the rooms.
Shade the Windows From the Outside
Another way to help keep your house cool is to shade the windows from the outside. Put awnings over each window to block the sun’s light or plant trees that will grow to give you shade once they are fully leafed. Just make sure not to plant them too close to your home’s foundation to avoid root damage.
Seal the Windows and Doors
If you have older doors and windows, chances are hot air is seeping through cracks around the frames. One way to tell whether you have air coming into your home is to close the windows and doors and light a candle to hold in front of them. If the candle flickers, you’ve got air coming through. Buy the appropriate caulking and seal the doors and windows to keep the cold air in and the hot air out.
Build an Outdoor Kitchen
Finally, now is the perfect time to build the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. Cooking outside rather than inside reduces the temperature in your home significantly. It also gives you and your family a chance to enjoy the beautiful evening weather. Customize your patio with stone pavers and build a custom pizza oven. You’d be surprised how much you’ll enjoy this outdoor space.
Luxury Landscape Supply in Lawrenceville, GA, has many different stone options for patios, walkways, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. Stop by our location today for some inspiration.