Help Your Home Handle the Heat
In Greenville, SC, we’re in the middle of the hottest time of the year. And it’s weeks like these that make me so grateful for air conditioning. Still, there are ways to cool your house in Greenville that don’t involve cranking up the AC. I’ve pulled together a few tips to help you help your home handle the heat this summer.
Use the grill instead of the oven. It’s common sense that a 400-degree oven or stove is going to increase the temperature in your kitchen even more. Instead, head outdoors to do your cooking on the grill.
Close your blinds. Preventing the sun from streaming in your windows is one of the ways to cool your Greenville area house that can lower indoor temperatures significantly. Hang white sheets or towels in your windows to reflect sunlight even more.
Turn on exhaust fans. Exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen are designed to pull out the hot air that rises from your shower or from cooking. Bingo! Take advantage of them.
Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise. The base of your ceiling has a small switch that changes the direction of the airflow. Your ceiling fan should blow forward in a counter-clockwise direction during the summer to force air down. It will definitely make you “feel” cooler.
Dehumidify. As Southerners, we should know better than anyone that not all heat is the same. When you perspire in dry heat, your sweat evaporates and you cool off. But in South Carolina’s humidity, your sweat doesn’t evaporate. That’s why a dehumidifier can make such a difference in cooling your Greenville area house. Removing excess moisture from the air can leave you feeling cooler, even in hotter temperatures.
As hot as it gets in Greenville, SC, I still stand by my belief that nothing tops summers in the South. Come experience them for yourself, and give me a call. As a Keller Williams real estate agent, I’d be happy to show you around.
Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/08/03/ways-to-cool-your-home_n_5516182.html, http://commonsensehome.com/keeping-your-house-cool/