Posted: June 4, 2015 Ninety-plus degree summertime temperatures are a fact of life on Long Island, often coupled with high levels of humidity. Extremes in heat can be dangerous if you’re not careful. So when the temperature starts to soar, here are a few ideas to keep your house and yourself cool, with and without air conditioning:
If your area cools off in the evening, take advantage of the cool evenings to cool off your entire house. Open windows and doors with screens to bring the inside temperature down.
Consider using a whole-house fan. It is a “natural evening air conditioner.”
In the morning, close up your house and draw blinds and drapes so the house stays darker and thus cooler.
If you have venetian blinds, close them or angle them upwards. That way, light is reflected up and into the room and direct rays of the sun are not let in.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you are home and 85 degrees when you are away. For the infirm, elderly, infants and those who have trouble maintaining body temperatures, set your thermostat lower (72 to 75 degrees) when you are home.
If your cooling system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new system for greater comfort and energy efficiency.
We carry a wide selection of high-efficiency cooling systems, and can help you select the solution to keep you cool this summer. Contact Swezey today at 631-475-0270 to learn more, and let us keep you comfortable on even the hottest days of the year.