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How to Keep Your Portland Home Cooler during the summer without Using AC

PORTLAND, Ore. – With August only a few days away we can still expect a few more weeks of hot summer days and although you may running the air conditioner in your Portland Home more often you can easily keep your home cool this summer, without using the AC, if you follow these simple tips.

Tip #1 – Purchase Box Fans for Portland Home

It doesn’t matter if you only have one window in your home or many, you should purchase box fans for the windows in your Portland Home because leaving your windows open at night with the box fans turned on will suck in the cool air at night and also keep your house cooler during the day if you close your windows before the sun hits your home.

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Tip #2 – Purchase Reflective Material for Your Windows

When it comes to windows another important thing you should do is purchase reflective material for them because the reflective material will reflect the sun’s rays and help to keep your home cooler during the day.

Reflective material can be anything from aluminum foil (tin foil) to dashboard shades that you put in vehicles. If you use this one simple tip it will keep your home cooler this summer and even helps you to lower your energy bills as well.

Tip #3 – Close the Drapes in Your Home during the Day

Last of all, but most important, before leaving for the day remember to close the blinds or drapes in your home during the day because this will keep your Portland Home from heating up like an oven while you area away and make it easier for you to cool your home down at night

If you own a Portland home you should also consider planting trees or vines near your home, add awnings or install shutters because each of these items is easy for anyone to install themselves and best of all very affordable.