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 How to Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer

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With the hot summer heat in full swing, a cool house is a must. Keeping your windows closed during the day, closing off rooms, changing the direction of your ceiling fan or checking the sealing around your doors and windows can help keep your home comfortable—and reduce energy waste! Read on to learn about how these tips from Window World can help you beat the heat.

1. Adjust the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan for Optimal Comfort

When a fan is turning in the right direction it will keep the temperature consistent throughout the day, thus lessening the need for you to run your air conditioner at full blast. During the summer, the ceiling fan should be turning counterclockwise in order to push the air down and create a cooling breeze that circulates through the entire space. This circulation helps maintain a comfortable atmosphere indoors, reducing the strain on your air conditioning system and potentially lowering your energy bills.

2. Inspect Your Door Frames and Window Seals for Air Leaks

As your home starts to age, you may notice small amounts of air moving around your doors and windows. Typically, this means the surrounding sealant has degraded and needs to be replaced.  In the summer, heat transfer through damaged sealing may make it harder to keep your home at a cool, comfortable temperature. Reduce strain on your HVAC system (and your utility bills) short-term by adding a layer of clear caulk, foam, vinyl, felt or metal weatherstripping around your doors and windows. For more of a long-term solution, consider upgrading your home with one of our high-performing window or door options— each built with heavy-duty weatherstripping to prevent air infiltration.  By investing in our quality products, you can enjoy improved energy efficiency and indoor comfort for years to come. Don’t let air leaks undermine your home’s performance; take proactive steps to seal them effectively and reap the benefits of a well-insulated living space.

3. Enhance Your Windows with High-Quality Glass

Windows allow a significant amount of light into a space; but with all that natural light comes heat that can certainly be stifling during long summer months. Installing our high-quality replacement windows, designed for maximum energy efficiency, can save you money and ensure that your space is staying bright but cool year-round. If replacing all your windows isn’t in your budget, try adding a reflective window film to help regulate room temperature at a fraction of the cost.

4. Section off Rooms and Close the Doors

To alleviate the strain on your air conditioning system and optimize its overall efficiency, consider closing doors and shutting off vents in less frequently occupied rooms. By sectioning off areas of your home, you can significantly reduce the energy consumption and associated costs of cooling while simultaneously ensuring the rooms you use most frequently benefit from enhanced airflow, leading to greater comfort and more consistent temperatures.

Let an Expert at Window World Check your Home

Preparing for a long, hot summer? With Window World’s replacement products, you can enjoy cooler interiors and lower energy bills. Learn more about how Window World of St. Louis can help by contacting us today! 

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