It is no secret that heat rises. In the summer, the second floor of your home is bound to be warmer than the first floor. This can make people feel uncomfortable–especially since bedrooms are usually located on the second floor. Below are some tips to help you beat the heat.

Keep the Blinds and Curtains Closed

Leaving your blinds and curtains open during the day only lets the sunshine and warmth into your home. To stay cool, keep blinds and curtains shut during the peak hours of the day.

Have Your Attic Insulated

Heat will rise to the highest point in your home–which is usually the attic. When is the last time you went up into the attic? Can’t remember that far back? If so, it is a good idea to have your attic insulated.

Utilize Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can be used as an addition to your cooling system. While the fan won’t make the air any cooler, it will circulate cooled air from your A/C unit.

If your A/C unit is not keeping you cool, don’t sweat it. Just turn to the cooling experts at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Our technicians will troubleshoot the problem. That way, they’ll get you and your family back to comfortable! Call (540) 942-2700 to schedule service.

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