The celebration of July Fourth is one of the most satisfying times of the year, whether you sit at home watching fireworks from afar or join in the festivities. Either way, you need to find ways to stay cool since the sun will be bearing down on you over the fourth and throughout the summer.
Here are a few tips we’d recommend:
Get Your Air Conditioning System Serviced
To keep your air conditioner operating at peak performance, a yearly inspection should be performed by a qualified HVAC technician. This will keep you and your guests cool on July Fourth and beyong.
Cook Outside on a Regular Basis
Whenever you use your oven or stove, the heat raises your home’s temperature. This forces your air conditioner to work harder, which will cost you both energy and money. You can prevent this by grilling outside whenever possible. Plus, let’s face it – the food will taste even better that way!
Keep You and Your Guests Hydrated
Summer is an understandably dangerous time as it relates to dehydration and heat exhaustion. To keep you and any guests you invite to your home safe and sound, make sure that everyone is drinking plenty of water.
Close the Blinds
The use of blinds and shades on your windows can work wonders when it comes to keeping you cool and lowering your energy bills. You may also want to install blackout curtains or shades, which do a fantastic job blocking out the sun.
Use Portable Fans
Small fans are perfect when trying to stay cool, because you can literally take them anywhere with you. They also use much less energy than AC units, which means that you will stay cool while saving money. Floor fans often work even better, but they’re not so easy to move around.
If you want more expert advice on ways to stay cool over the July Fourth holiday, or if you have any other questions about home comfort, please contact the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of the central New Jersey area for three generations.