With the hot and humid Maryland weather this summer, it can seem impossible to stay comfortable at home without spending a fortune on air conditioning. The great thing about window film is that it can help you save on your energy bills. Along with window film, here are a few other ways to stay cool during the summer.
Start with the Hottest Rooms
The areas of your house that probably generate the most heat are the kitchen and bathroom, so it’s important to minimize their effects. For the bathroom, most of the heat comes from the shower. Since most people take more frequent showers in the summertime, this can also add to the water bill. Try to take short showers so that there isn’t time for the heat to build up. You could even turn down the water heat and enjoy a cool shower that will refresh you when you feel overheated. There isn’t much way to avoid the kitchen since cooking is less expensive than take out on a regular basis. But you can cover the pots and pans and keep the oven door closed to prevent heat from filling the house. Or, you can take your cooking outside to the grill.
Appliances and Electronics
You might be surprised at how much heat electronics generate. If you turn off and even unplug, any electronic that you don’t need to use or keep plugged in, it can make your house cooler and save on your energy bill. It’s also a good idea to check on your appliances, particularly your refrigerator because you don’t want it working too hard to maintain its temperature and risk overheating.
Ways Window Film Helps
In addition to following these tips, you can invest in window film to vastly improve your summer experience. Tinted window film not only blocks harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, but it can help slightly insulate your house and make it more energy-efficient. Plus, window film gives you privacy and reduces glare and heat from the sun. This will give you the freedom to open up your blinds and curtains and enjoy natural light from those long summer days so that you can turn off your lamps and keep the temperature down.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.