Summer is here, and it’s a good time to make a few simple electrical home improvements. These easy changes will help improve your quality of life throughout the warmer months. With a few simple indoor projects, your home will stay a lot cooler and you might even save a bit on energy costs. Check out these tweaks to make this summer much more tolerable.
Install Ceiling Fans
If you use ceiling fans in your home, you’ll get a lot better air circulation. These appliances are easy to install and you can add them to any room where you want some additional cooling. They can also help to lower the overall temperature of the home which will, in turn, lower your energy bill. Bedrooms and living spaces are good places for ceiling fans. You can choose from a variety of styles and it will give your home a nice upgrade. Be sure to use them on a counter-clockwise motion in the summer, then change them to a clockwise rotation during winter.
Upgrade to Dimmer Switches
A dimmer switch is a great way to get better control of the amount or brightness of lighting in any room. Not only do dimmer switches allow you to change the mood of the room, but they also keep things dim whenever you want less light. Using these types of switches can keep a room cooler since you can control the output of the lighting. It’s a good choice when you still need light, but you don’t need it to be quite as bright. If you’re unsure of how to install a dimmer switch, contact your local electrician for assistance.
There are a few things you can do this summer to add value to your home while keeping it cooler. Try energy-efficient LED lighting that won’t produce as much heat as a traditional lightbulb. And speaking of ceiling fans, install one or a few outside on the porch or patio area. This will make spending time outdoors a lot more comfortable for everyone. Lighting plays a big role in the look and feel of your home, so take a closer look at your current light fixtures and decide which ones you should change. Recessed lighting looks nice in any room and will make the space look larger. Just by performing a few lighting updates, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency level and set the tone for the entire summer.
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