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Three Tips for Keeping Your Sunroom Cool in the Summer

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Maintenance agreements can help maintain a cool home, but the sunroom may need extra help.

To stay cool this summer, make sure you enroll in one of the many maintenance agreements available for homeowners. These ensure your HVAC unit runs reliably and efficiently all season long. But even with a perfect HVAC system, your sunroom may be a little bit too warm.

Here are a few tips to stay cool in the sunroom this season:

Tip #1: Put up Some Shade

The reason your sunroom is so hot is...well, all that sun! Not a really profound observation, but it does remind us of the reason for a sunroom that seems way too warm. So short of putting a window air conditioner unit in one of the sunroom's windows, the most effective way to reduce the heat is the reduce the sunshine that gets inside.

This is easier said than done. After all, the whole purpose of the sunroom is to get as much sunlight as possible. But if you block just a portion of the sun, you can be much more comfortable. One way to do this is to install sunshades on some of the windows in your sunroom. Another possibility is planting trees outside the sunroom, so their leaves and branches provide a little shade. Don't go overboard with the trees, however, as they will grow and eventually provide way too much shade!

Tip #2: Liquid Cooling

A quick and short-term solution is to use a garden hose and water down the outside of the sunroom. As the water flows off the windows and evaporates, it will take the heat with it. You'll need to do this several times over the course of an afternoon. This isn't the most convenient method, but it is a short-term solution.

Tip #3: Add Airflow

Create some airflow through your sunroom to make it feel more comfortable and circulate cooler air into it. You can do this by either installing a fan or opening one or two windows in the sunroom.

To discover more ways to cool a sunroom or find out how maintenance agreements can help keep your home cool, contact our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating before the hottest part of the summer season arrives.

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