Summers in Toronto and the GTA get pretty uncomfortable. Some days are just plain unbearable without air conditioning. But there are a few other easy ways to cool your home when those hot days arrive.
Use a Fan
Before you rush out to buy more to point at yourself while you’re watching TV, we mean existing fans in your home. Ceiling fans are a great practical way to circulate the air in your home. This also cuts down on energy being used to crank your A/C, which can help control energy bills during the summer months.
Windows Are One More Of Those Easy Ways To Cool Your Home
No, we don’t mean just open your windows and let all that humidity in. Instead, determine whether or not your home gets a lot of sunlight during the day. The more light you get, the muggier it can get inside. Try your best to keep blinds and shades closed during the day to keep your home a bit cooler on those sunny days. It sounds simple because it is.
Ductless Air Conditioners
If you’ve tried to eliminate excess light from the sun and have that ceiling fan running but find it still too hot, it might be time to give your A/C a boost. Ductless air conditioners can help cool a troublesome area of your home. They work by pulling in outdoor air and cooling it to the temperature you want. Once it’s cool enough, that air gets distributed to the immediate area where the interior unit is set up. These can work on their own in place of central air conditioning or in tandem with your existing system. Just be sure to work with a pro to install ductless systems. While YouTube might have tutorials you can follow, an expert will be able to troubleshoot any issues that arise without voiding the warranty on your system.
Got questions about systems that can help cool your home in the summer? Call us at 416-477-5887. We’d be more than happy to help go over which options make sense for you or even dispatch someone to assess your home. After 30 years of serving Toronto and the GTA, our team has the experience and training to get the job done right the first time.