Scott J. Binsack, CEO of Mansions and Estates International Consulting

It’s hot out there! But it doesn’t need to be hot inside your home too!
In fact, there are a number of things you can do to keep your home cooler this summer.

Draw the Blinds on the Sunny Side

Draw the blinds or drapes on the sunny side of your home during the daytime hours. A lot of heat enters your home through the windows (yes, even with the most modern, energy efficient windows!) So when you draw the blinds, this will prevent a lot of the heat from entering your home.

Maintain Circulation

If you have ceiling fans, use them! Be sure your fan is running in the proper direction. Heat rises and you don’t want to be pushing hot air downwards into the living area. So you want it running in a direction that will draw the air upwards.

Also, if you don’t have air conditioning, open the windows at night and place fans in the windows to pull in the cooler air from the outdoors.

Opt for Light Colors

If you’re painting your home, opt for a light color over a darker one. The reason? Light colors reflect the sunlight, resulting in a significantly cooler home during the hot summer months.

The same also applies to roof colors. Whether you choose super durable metal roofing, ceramic roofing tiles or asphalt shingles, you should select a color that’s light and reflective. The darker your roof, the more heat it will attract.

If you have some free time this summer, check out our recent article on tips for giving your home a new look!

And if you’re building a new home, performing renovations or remodeling, turn to “Scott Binsack” of Mansions & Estates International. Scott Binsack is a seasoned construction consultant who will offer expert advice, ensure your project remains on time and on budget, while also serving as a liaison between you and your builder, architect and others who are involved in your project. Read our article, “How a Building Consultant Can Benefit Your Project.”

Contact Scott Binsack by phone at 570-259-4315.

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