AUSTIN, TX – There’s no denying that it gets hot during the summer in Austin Texas and although many people will run their air conditioners non-stop, some people can’t run their AC all the time because prolonged exposure to air conditioning can cause headaches and sinus problems but thankfully you can keep your house cool this summer, without always using AC, if you follow these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Keep Your Drapes Closed During the Day

This tip is especially important if you work all day because leaving your drapes open literally “cooks” your house so it feels like an oven inside when you get back from work while closing your drapes will keep your house cool until you get home.

If your curtains are not lined with the reflective fabric you should purchase reflective windshield dash shades and place them in your windows instead because the reflective windshield shades will reflect the sun’s rays and keep the heat from entering your home.

Tip #2 – Purchase Box Fans and Put Them in Your Windows at Night

Instead of running the air conditioning in your Austin home all night you should consider buying box fans from a local store like Walmart, place the fans in your window and run them all night long because, the box fan will suck in the cool air from outside, keep your home cool at night and also cooler during the day as well if you keep your house closed off from the heat.

Tip #3 – Purchase Shutters

Not everyone will want to add shutters to their Austin home but the reality is that they are as effective as they were 100 years ago because shutters block heat and enable you to conveniently close off the windows of your home from the sun’s harmful rays.

Tip #4 – Power down Your Appliances

When you’re not using your laptop, personal computer or other appliances remember to power them down because each appliance in your home does create heat in your home and besides lowering your energy bill powering down your appliances will also keep your home cooler as well.

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To learn more about Austin Texas, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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