4 Affordable Ways to Cool Down Late Summer Nights

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Even when temperatures are at their lowest, summer nights in Raleigh are typically in the mid to upper 60s. There are some affordable ways to keep your home cool and comfortable while you sleep without increasing your utility bill. Completing just a few small jobs can have a big impact on the temperature in your home.

Seal Air Leaks

Check your home for air leaks around windows, doors, baseboards, and electrical outlets. Often you’ll find cracks and gaps readily visible. In other cases, you may need to feel for warm air seeping into the home around these areas. Use caulk to seal leaks around non-moving parts of the home, and secure moving parts like windows and doors with weather-stripping. A well-sealed home will keep cool air in where it belongs, so you’re not paying for chilled air that seeps through the cracks.

Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Schedule a tune-up once a year to keep your air conditioner in top shape. The best time to schedule your tune-up is in spring before you turn your air conditioner on for the season. If you haven’t had a professional maintenance visit within the last year, make your appointment as soon as possible. A simple tune-up will improve efficiency and extend the life of your system.

Keep It Clean

Change the air filter in your air conditioner once a month through the summer. This will improve your indoor air quality, so you’re breathing easier at night while also improving the efficiency of your system.

Put Your Fan to Work

A ceiling fan over your bed will create a soothing wind chill effect that makes the room feel cooler. Enjoy a refreshing breeze without cranking up the air conditioner by turning your ceiling fan on during hot summer nights. Make sure the fan is rotating counter-clockwise for a cooling breeze.

If you’re behind on your annual air conditioner maintenance, contact Air Experts at 919-887-2123 and make your appointment now. A well-maintained system will keep you comfortable all season.

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