Cooling tips for hard to cool rooms in your house
We all that that one room in our house that just won’t seem to cool down no matter how low we crank our AC down to. In this short guide, we’ll drop some quick and easy tips to cool even the most difficult to chill rooms and save you more on energy bills this season.
- Block out the sun. This one seems like a no-brainer, but its one we see too many homeowners miss. Window shades, outside shutters, tinted window peels, and dark or blackout curtains go a long way.
- Ventilation. If your room heats up during the day, make sure to give your AC a boost by venting out hot air and/or bringing cooler outside night air in. This can be easily accomplished with a fan in the window. Pro Tip: close off that room when you do this so that cooled AC air doesn’t escape from the rest of your home.
- Upgrade the light bulbs in that room. If you haven’t thought of it yet, consider updating to cooler and more energy-efficient LED light bulbs. Standard light bulbs put out a LOT of heat.
- Consider installing a second AC vent in problem rooms. Although you’ll need a professional for this, some rooms may require more AC cooled air to maintain a comfortable temperature. This is especially true of rooms that face the sun (without shade) during its peak hours, have high ceilings or large square footage.
- Insulation. Its not just for keeping the heat in. Poorly insulated rooms can let cool AC air seep out, and hot air seep in.