What are some ways to make my home more comfortable during the summer months?

1. Install ceiling fans or portable fans to increase air circulation.
2. Use shades, curtains or blinds to block direct sunlight and reduce heat gain.
3. Plant tall trees or shrubs on the south or west side of your home to shade it.
4. Keep windows and doors closed during the hottest parts of the day and open them at night to let in cooler air.
5. Use light-colored or natural fabrics for bedding, curtains, and upholstery to reflect sunlight and keep cool.
6. Keep your air conditioning system well-maintained to maximize efficiency.
7. Increase insulation levels to prevent heat gain and reduce cooling costs.
8. Stay hydrated and use personal cooling products such as cold packs, ice packs or misting fans.
9. Use a dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels and make the air feel more comfortable.
10. Schedule outdoor activities for the cooler parts of the day or evenings.