Home Changes That Can Help Make Summer More Tolerable

The summer months come with a lot of fun, but if you are stuck at home during a heatwave, they can be almost impossible to tolerate. However, if you make smart changes to your home to prepare for summer, you can bring the fun back into the season. Here are a few of the best changes you can make to your home to improve the summer months and get more out of the warmest time of the year.


Your HVAC system is your number one defense against the heat of summer. If your HVAC isn’t working well, or you don’t have a centralized HVAC system, the summer months can be even hotter. A window AC unit will not be able to keep your home as cool as an HVAC system can.

According to American Home Shield, it can be a pretty big expense to install an HVAC system, but it will keep your home cooler for years, especially if you maintain it well. With the addition of an HVAC system, your home will be a lot cooler every summer.

Put in a Pool

If you want something a little more fun than an HVAC system, or you already have a central HVAC in your home, it may be time to install a pool. Having a pool in your backyard will make the summer heat much more tolerable and make your home the envy of your neighborhood.

The most important part of installing a pool is choosing the right shape and size for your space. According to Sonoma Backyard, circular pools are space-efficient and don’t require a ton of maintenance.

Install New Windows

In many cases, people who are struggling with the summer heat in their homes have old and inefficient windows. Older windows let in the heat of the sun and can actually let out the cool air your HVAC is producing.

Upgrading your windows can help you to keep out the heat while also offering more protection from the sun’s rays. In addition to keeping you cooler, according to Blue & Green Tomorrow, investing in more efficient windows will also help to decrease your utility bills all year long.

There is no reason to have to suffer through summer when you could enjoy the season instead. With the right upgrades, your home can become an oasis that keeps you cool and entertained all summer long.

Take the time to make strategic changes to your home so you can start enjoying summer right now.

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Maire Shield

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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