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While spring just sprung, it’s a good idea to start thinking about summer. Sure, there are so many great things about summer that trying to name them all would be impossible, but it’s important to remember that the big downside of the season is the heat. Summer heat isn’t just uncomfortable sometimes, it can actually be dangerous. Luckily, with just a little bit of effort, you will be able to enjoy all of the wonderful parts of summer without any of the negatives. At Shelby Design Center, we wanted to provide a few tips on how you can get prepared for the summer heat. 

Install A Ceiling Fan To Cool Off

As the weather heats up, many of us find ourselves reaching for the air conditioner switch. But did you know that ceiling fans can also be an effective way to keep cool during the summer months? By circulating the air in a room, ceiling fans can help to create a cooling effect. And since ceiling fans use less energy than air conditioners, they can also help to save you money on your energy bill. So next time you’re feeling hot and sweaty, don’t forget to give your ceiling fan a try! 

In order to get the benefits of your ceiling fan, you’ll need to make sure it is spinning in the right direction.

  • During summer, you want the blades to spin counterclockwise. You also want the speed to be set high during the warm months. 
  • In winter, change the direction of the spin and lower the speed to enjoy a warmer room without a cranked furnace. The slower speed will keep the warm air circulating.

Install A Ceiling Fan To Make Your Space Look Cooler

Ceiling fans offer a variety of design benefits that make them a great choice for shared spaces in your home. First, ceiling fans can help to create a sense of cohesion in a space by unifying the design elements. Second, ceiling fans can help to add visual interest to a space by creating a focal point. Third, ceiling fans can help to create a feeling of openness in the space by making it appear larger. Fourth, ceiling fans can help to provide an escape from the heat by circulating air and keeping the room cool. All of these benefits make ceiling fans an ideal choice for shared spaces in your home.

Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced 

As the temperatures outside begin to rise, it’s important to make sure that your air conditioner is running properly. A ceiling fan can help to cool a room, but it’s not as effective as an air conditioner when the temperatures outside are in the high 80s or 90s. An air conditioner serviced before the weather gets too hot will be more energy-efficient and will last longer than one that isn’t serviced. As a result, you’ll save money on your utility bills and you won’t have to worry about your air conditioner breaking down in the middle of a heatwave. To ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the summer, schedule a service appointment with a qualified technician today. They can also make sure that your heater will be ready to go when the temperatures start to dip again.

Other Tips To Help You Stay Cool This Summer

The summer heat can sometimes feel unbearable, but there are a few simple things you can do to stay cool. 

  • Keep your shades closed during the day. The sun can quickly heat up your home.
  • Try to stay in the shade as much as possible — this will help you avoid direct sunlight, sunburns, and sunstroke. If you do need to be in the sun, apply sunscreen regularly to prevent painful burns. 
  • Dress for the weather — light-colored clothing will help you stay cool, and loose-fitting clothes will help you stay comfortable. Always remember to wear a hat — not only will it keep the sun out of your eyes, but it will also help prevent sunburns on your face and neck.
  • Don’t forget to drink plenty of water — it’s important to stay hydrated in the summer heat! If you’re going to be doing something physical while outside, always carry more water than you think you’ll need — it’s always better to have too much than not enough. 

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to have a much more fun and cool (literally and figuratively) summer! When you need a ceiling fan, come to Shelby Design Center. We have a wide range of exterior and interior ceiling fans in a variety of styles. We can also help you plan out your home improvement projects for the summer. From flooring to lighting, our expert team is ready to guide you through it!