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When Lowcounty temperatures begin to rise in the summer, it can be impossible to find relief from the heat. Having air conditioning definitely helps, but the only problem is it can get expensive to run your AC nonstop. Here we offer tips to keep your home cool in the heat of summer, without having to depend completely on your AC.

Start from the Top Down

Your attic is exposed to the heat of the sun, especially if you don’t have any shade-providing trees in sight. As a result, it can get as much as 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the floors below. Unfortunately, as your attic continues to hold onto that hot air, it inevitably will begin to heat the whole house. You can use the following steps to reduce heat in your attic:

By keeping your attic cooler, you can keep the entire home more comfortable.

Keep Your Second Floor Cooler

Once you tackle the attic, you can improve your home comfort levels by making these changes to the second/upper floors of your home:

These tips will make it easier to sleep at night.

Main Floor Comfort

On the main floor use these cooling tips:

Trying just a few of these tips will keep your living space more comfortable.

Cool Basement

Your basement is already the coolest place in the house since heat rises. Creating a welcoming basement space where people can congregate is an excellent way to keep everyone cool.

For more information on summer home comfort in Lowcounty, speak to the experts at Rudd Plumbing, Heating and Air today.