While winter seemed to drag on for quite a while, warm days have finally arrived. In my area, temperatures are already reaching the 90’s which has me thinking more than a little bit about how to keep our home cool this summer. Living in a part of the country that has a tendency to get very hot (with record highs expected this summer) while still keeping costs down can be somewhat of a challenge. However, with a few simple home cooling tips and some help from Sears Home Improvement, it’s easier than ever to ensure that staying cool this summer is simple!
So, how can keeping your home cool be easy? In truth, it only takes a little thought and a little preparation to ensure that the summer months don’t leave you sweating. Want to know more? Here’s a few easy tips.
Don’t Leave Doors and Windows Open
I have kids so I’m all too familiar with doors being left open as they run outside. If I had a penny for every time I closed a door behind them, let’s just say that I could probably get a whole new cooling system installed! Taking a few extra seconds to make sure doors and windows are securely closed can make a HUGE difference! It’s such a little change but in the end, it can help keep your home much cooler!
Use Blinds, Shades and/or Curtains
I love looking out of my windows….however, when the sun is shining directly into them, it heats up my home QUICKLY! Now, this doesn’t mean that windows need to be shuttered and drawn all the time. In fact, I can’t live without my natural light. However, in the peak times of the day when the sun comes directly into my widows, I do make sure that shades are drawn, blinds are closed and curtains are pulled. It’s an easy way to keep my house from heating up quickly so that it’s not so hard to cool down.
Make Sure Your HVAC System is in Top Condition
While making small changes like the ones I’ve mentioned above are a great starting place for ensuring you’re ready to keep your home cool during the summer months, the most important step you can take is ensuring that your HVAC system is in top shape. Yes, changing your filters does help. But more importantly, maintaining and replacing your system when needed makes a huge difference. That’s where Sears Home Services comes in! As the largest provides of home services for their customer’s products and home, they handle 13 million service calls every year! Their mobile service fleet is the largest in the nation with over 10,000 certified technicians trained in the latest technology on major brands of appliances, electronics, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and of course HVAC (see where I’m going here?). Whether you need repair, maintenance of a new HVAC system, Sears Home Services can help! From installing a whole new system to repairing your current Sears system to determining whether you need to repair or replace, Sears is the first stop to ensure your home is summer ready.
I can tell you personally that last year (our first year in our new house) our HVAC system went out in…wait for it…JULY! It was HOT ya’ll and we ended up needing some major repairs. Through that experience I learned my lesson and that lesson is that preventative measures are the best! This year, as I prepared for summer, one of my first calls was to Sears Home Services to ensure that my HVAC system was in top shape. Though this experience, I learned that maintenance and preventative measures can help my HVAC system work better for longer and ensure that 100+ degree days don’t end up heating up my whole house. Even better, I know I can trust Sears Home Services to not only let me know when it’s time to replace my HVAC system but also give me a great deal on a new one that will last for years!
Before the truly hot days come your way, it’s time to take a look at your HVAC system and make sure it’s ready for summer! Start by checking out this helpful HVAC system inspection list to see if you home’s system is ready for summer. If you think the answer is no (or even if you’re just not sure), NOW is the time to call Sears Home Services. Why? Because just in time for summer, when you let the experts at Sears replace your cooling system you’ll save big with $325 on qualified cooling sytems of $1.500 or more from Sears. But do you want the really big deal? Right now you can save up to $1,975 on a new Carrier HVAC system (Offer expiration varies by region: Visit Sears Home Services for details.) or earn up to a $1,650 Carrier Cool Cash rebate applied to the purchase of an Infinity System (Heat Pump condensing unit, Infinity Furnace or fan coil, Infinity Control (SYSTXCC), Ventilator ERV / HRV, Humidifier (STM) and UV Light (UVL) with an Infinity Air Purifier (GAPAA, GAPAB)). Rebate range $25 – $1650. Homeowners may claim their rebates and/or check the status of their rebates online at www.carrierincentives.com.). These cool savings won’t last long so be sure to schedule your FREE in home consultation today!
I highly encourage you to trust this mama who discovered last summer that preparation is the key to staying cool all summer and take action today to ensure that you’re cool tomorrow and every day of the summer.
Now tell me, besides ensuring your HVAC system is working it’s best, what are you tips for keeping your home cool during the summer months?