Tags – Reduce Room Temperature
There is nothing worse than trying to relax and unwind in a room that’s stifling hot.
It’s sticky, sweaty, and just plain uncomfortable.
In light of that, below, we reveal a variety of tips on how to cool down a hot room. Needless to say, this advice comes in especially handy during the height of summer.
1. Keep Windows Open
This may seem obvious, but crack open a window.
This is especially important at night because if the outside air is cooler than inside, opening a window pushes out the hot air, encouraging the cold air to flow inside.
You can take this a step further by grabbing a fan (if you have one) and strategically placing it so that it points outside, towards the open window. This works wonders for accelerating the process highlighted above.
On a similar note, if you’re fortunate enough to have a ceiling fan installed, set them to run counter-clockwise. Again, this helps to push the hot air away and pull the cold air in.
2. Unplug Appliances and Switch Off the Lights
Electronics emit heat (albeit a small amount), which adds to the overall warmth of the room. You can keep your room as cool as possible by going around the house and unplugging as many appliances as is practical.
Of course, the same applies to light bulbs – even the eco-friendly ones exude heat. The obvious solution is switching them off. This shouldn’t be too much of a hardship as during the summer, the sun’s out for most of the day anyway.
3. Change Your HVAC Filters Regularly
If you own an air conditioning unit, make sure you change its filters at least once a month.
A clogged filter limits airflow which prevents the air conditioning unit working at its maximum capacity.
4. Have Your HVAC System Professionally Serviced
Refreshing the air-con unit’s filters just scratch the service of HVAC maintenance.
So, it’s undoubtedly worth hiring a pro to help clean the coils and handle other maintenance tasks. Not only does this ensure the system runs at its best, therefore keeping your room as cool as possible, but it also operates more efficiently.
Often, doing so results in it being cheaper to run your air conditioning system.
Here’s another quick tip: If you outsource a contractor, make sure they check the supply ducts. Damaged ducts inhibit the cold air from making its way to your room, so you won’t feel the full benefit of your AC unit.
5. Start Using a Programmable Thermostat
If you’re not already, it’s worth using a programmable thermostat.
You can set these so your air-con kicks in by the time you get home, say for when you walk in from work. When timed to perfection, your room has ample chance to cool down by the time you get back.
6. Keep Your Curtains Closed During the Day
As much as 30% of unwanted heat radiates through the glass of your windows.
As such, the simple solution is to close the curtains or shut the blinds during the day. Apparently, this can decrease indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees!
To learn more, get in touch with us today. We can at least help you on the air conditioning services side of this challenge in the future 🙂