We’re spending more time at home lately here in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It’s been great so far in terms of indoor comfort. But summer is coming soon and the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that the summer of 2020 will be hotter than average.
If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, that news can be dismaying, as the prospect of more time at home in that heat is not appealing.
P. Gagnon & Son is here with ways you can keep your home comfortable without air conditioning.
There are some small things you can do to keep you house from getting sweltering this summer.
Block the heat. Close blinds or curtains during the day in south- and west-facing windows.
Use fans the right way. By moving the air around your home, fans help you stay cool. Turn ceiling fans counterclockwise to draw hot air up away from you. If you have upper stories on your home, use fans in windows to draw hot air up and out of the house.
Stay cool in bed. The best way to keep cool when sleeping is to use all-cotton sheets. Cotton breathes, which helps pull heated air from you and wicks sweat. Polyester, cotton-polyester blends, and other fabrics trap heat and sweat next to your body.
Can’t take the heat? Get out of the kitchen. Your range creates a lot of heat. Use your outdoor grill, slow cooker, multicooker and toaster oven as alternatives to the stove.
Skip laundry during the day. Dryers also add a lot of heat to your home. Do laundry in the morning and after the sun goes down. Your home stays cooler and you’ll put less stress on your local electricity grid.
If you decide that you’re ready to add A/C to your home, we can help you choose the right one for your home. In addition to central air conditioning, we also offer ductless mini-split air conditioning that provide zoned cooling for homes without ductwork. Our trained and experienced equipment service technicians can expertly install both kinds of air conditioning.
Contact us to get started on making your home cool and comfortable this summer!