Clicking through Pinterest lately for some new summer recipes? From fancy frozen popsicles, to fun drinks, there are a million options for things to enjoy while you cool off...but if you’re still feeling a little more of that summer heat than a fruit smoothie can cure, try F.H. Furr’s 4-Part recipe for keeping cool! With just a few “ingredients,” this recipe will enable you to experience your most comfortable summer yet. And the best part...it's easy!
Step 1: Close the blinds and let down the curtains
. It’s tempting to celebrate summer by letting in as much light as possible. Just about every magazine ad features a summery-looking beach home with the windows and doors flung wide open. Sadly, for those of us who want to keep the cooling bill down, this isn't our reality! As soon as the sun hits your home in the morning, the blinds and curtains should be closed. You probably already have these forms of “insulation” in place, so utilize what you’ve got.
Step 2: Don’t cook.
Yes, that’s right – you heard it from us. Step away from that stove. Turning on the oven or stove generates a significant amount of heat. Serve cold soups, salads and raw veggies and fruits. This keeps your home cooler, and who really wants a big heavy meal when it’s 100 degrees, anyway, If you really do need to heat something up, grab a cold drink and head out to the grill!
Step 3: Turn off the electronics.
Turn off the TV and unplug the computer. These innocuous everyday electronics generate a lot of heat. Keep your home cool and your AC bill low by reducing – or eliminating – the amount of time they’re turned on. Plus, with all the electronics unplugged, you have more time for a good book, a chat with your neighbor, or playtime with the kids, all while maintaining social distancing, of course!
Step 4: Call F.H. Furr
. If you just can’t seem to cool off, there may be hidden factors to blame. Poor insulation in the attic, drafts coming in around windows and doors, a broken cooling system, the list is endless. Spend less time worrying about it and let a pro inspect your home. We’ve been performing air conditioning maintenance and repair in the DC Metro, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area for over 35 years, so we know how to keep you cool!