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☀🏡Today is supposed to be the first 90° degree day (let’s scream in horror together) and if you’re like me, you hate being hot! If you’re looking to get your home ready for the inevitable Vegas heat, this is the post for you! Keep reading to see 5 really easy weather-proofing tips
🌴1) Replace weather strips
Check the weather stripping along your door frames, and windows. This is a really easy fix that can have a huge impact. Don’t let that expensive cold air escape your home! Window & door adhesive strips are about $13 for 32 feet which makes this a really easy & inexpensive weekend project
Check your HVAC and consider having a tune up done. Make sure all vents leading to your HVAC are securely connected and without blocks. Also change out your HVAC filters within your home. This makes a huge difference in air quality and can help prevent blockages in your HVAC system. If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies changing out air filters can also make a big difference
🐝3) Add Honeycomb Cellular Shades
Invest in cellular shades! They have been proven to retain heat in the winter, and keep heat out in the summer. The long, open channels trap air at the window, which works to stop cold HVAC air from getting out and hot heat from getting in! They’re also great for blocking out sunlight which can help keep your home cool when you’re out at work
🛏4) Invest In a Programmable Thermostat
When you’re away from home (like at work for 8 hours) consider turning your thermostat up 7-10 degrees. Why? This reduces the workload your AC is under and saves you energy and money. You should avoid turning your AC off completely as you’ll generate a lot of humidity in your home, and it’ll attract bugs and increase your risk of mold. An example of how you might raise your thermostat:
6 AM: Leave for work.
7 AM: Raise the thermostat from 68 to 78 before leaving.
6 PM: Lower the temperature back to 68, thirty minutes before you get home
🌪5) Rotate Your Ceiling Fans
During the summer you want to run your fans in the “Forward Direction” which is counter-clockwise. This will force the air down on you providing a more cooling effect!