Spending a long and hot summer feeling uncomfortable in your home is not the vibe. Everyone loves a warm seasonal climate, but sometimes too much sunshine is too much to handle.  Not everyone has a fully climate-controlled home and summer sun can tax any AC system.

But there are ways to enjoy the beauty of the warmer months, while also staying cool this summer. Here are a few steps to take to stay cool and comfortable.

Maintain Your Air Conditioning

If your home has air conditioning, no matter what type it is, keeping it maintained will help you stay cool at home. Before summer really hits, have your air conditioning system serviced to check that it’s in good condition and ready to go. If you quickly need to fix anything, call an emergency AC repair service to get it sorted as soon as you can. You don’t want to have to wait to get cool air back into your home. Keep the number for a repair service on hand so it’s there when you need it.

Close Off Unused Rooms

If there are rooms that you’re not using during the day, you can close them off. By shutting doors to bedrooms and other rooms you’re not using, your air conditioning will only need to work to cool the remaining space. You can save energy this way and keep the cool air in the rooms where it’s needed most. Once it has cooled down in the evening, you can open them up again and let the cool airflow through the whole house.

Make the Most of Cool Evening Hours

When it’s cooler in the evening, you can make the most of this time. It might still be pretty warm, but you can still enjoy the cooler air. Opening up the windows may be helpful, especially if you have turned off the air conditioning. It’s also a good idea to use the darker hours to do some chores. Obviously, try not to wake up your neighbors with vacuuming, but doing chores at night can help you to stay cool and get things done.