1. Blinds for windows
Yes. Using blinds for windows is our first way to cool your home. Close all your windows during the day. This will reduce the amount of heat entering your home. If you don’t close them, you risk your home into becoming a miniature greenhouse. It is estimated that 30% of the unwanted heat comes from windows. If you close your windows, you can lower the heat up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only that, but you will also save up to 7% on your bills. For better result, you can use light-colored blinds. Light colored blinds will reflect the heat back outside. Also, you can further reduce the heat by closing the west and south-facing curtains during the day.