Can I Stay Cool at Night Without AC?

June 17, 2016

Whether you’ve lived in Massachusetts your entire life or have visited briefly for the summer, it’s clear that humidity can make sleeping quite uncomfortable. There are several ways to stay cool at night without the use of an air conditioner. Let’s take a look at some of these strategies and then we’ll review the benefits of installing an AC unit.

Staying Cool without an Air Conditioner

  1. Open Your Windows

Windows should actually be opened strategically. For instance, since hot air rises you should open the downstairs windows on the shady side of the home. Next, open the upstairs windows on the warmer side of the home. You can increase air flow by inserting a window-mounted fan only in the upstairs window.

  1. Insulate Your Home

When your home is insulated, it will remain warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In fact, sealing air leaks will save you a bundle on energy bills. While this is considered an “upfront investment,” sealing air leaks will save you money throughout the year.

  1. Rotate the Fan Blade

In the summer, we advise reversing the ceiling fan blade. If you have a more modern ceiling fan, it could come equipped with a switch that allows you to change the direction, pushing the air downward or upward.

Benefits of an Air Conditioner

While an air conditioner makes a huge impact on our night’s sleep, these systems actually provide powerful health benefits. Not only does an AC unit create a healthy environment but air conditioners greatly improve your standard of living.

Some of the major benefits of air conditioners include:

  • Reduce fatigue – In excessive heat or cold, many people suffer from headaches, discomfort, coughing, etc.
  • Reduce heat stroke – AC units protect against heat-related illnesses.
  • Filter out pollen including trees, grass, weeds, etc.

Ready to get an air conditioner installed in your home? Contact Winters® Home Services at 617-221-5899 to get your AC unit installed today!