May 21 2016

While Bath, Pennsylvania, might experience frigid winters, summers can include stifling heat waves. Use these tips to keep your cool and maintain home comfort without blowing your budget.

Take Advantage of Window Treatments

From standard curtains and drapes to more modern films and screens, you don’t have to let the midday sun spoil your comfort in the home. Window treatments can be inexpensive and easy to hang, but they deliver tremendous value during heat waves. Instead of running your air conditioner non-stop, you can bring down the temperature without spending another dime. Additionally, versatile window treatments give you more control over the natural light in your home.

Install a More Modern Thermostat

If you’re tired of constantly adjusting your thermostat to find the best balance between energy savings and comfort, end the battle with a smart thermostat. Many new models allow you to adjust your temperature settings while you’re away from home and program different settings depending on the day. Plus, the best models learn from your lifestyle and behaviors so you don’t have to think about your temperature settings as often.

Create Air Movement

Ceiling, table, and floor fans don’t actually lower the temperature in your home, but they make your interior rooms feel cooler thanks to increased air circulation. If you don’t have ceiling fans, the portable variety will accomplish the same goal and help you stay cool even if you can’t or don’t want to run the air conditioner.

Switch to Cool Beverages and Foods

A crisp salad and a glass of iced tea can make summer heat waves more bearable even when the inside of your home is a little warm. Plus, avoiding the oven and stove will prevent you from introducing more heat. Focus on refrigerated foods and beverages that cool down your insides so you don’t feel as overheated.

Pennsylvania heat waves can catch you by surprise — and not in a good way. To prepare for warmer days, consider hiring our technicians to install an air conditioner in your home or schedule a tuneup for your existing system so it’s ready for the summer heat. Just call Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555 to schedule a consultation.

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