Stay Cool This Summer: 7 Tips to Beat the Heat at Home and Be Energy-Efficient


As the summer heat intensifies, finding ways to keep your home cool becomes a top priority. At We Build, we understand the importance of creating comfortable living spaces for our clients that are energy-efficient. So, we’ve gathered some valuable tips to help you beat the heat and stay cool all summer long!

Blinds for energy-efficiency1. Optimize Your Windows

Windows play a crucial role in regulating indoor temperatures. Consider investing in energy-efficient windows that provide better insulation. You can also use reflective window films to block out the sun’s heat without compromising natural light. During the hottest parts of the day, keep your curtains or blinds closed to prevent direct sunlight from entering your home. When you stop by the Design Center, visit our neighbor, Charlotte Closet & Blind.  To see their work, click HERE.


2. Upgrade Your Roof

Did you know that your roof can impact indoor temperatures significantly? Traditional dark-colored roofs absorb heat, making your home hotter. Opt for cool roof materials that reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption. This simple upgrade can have a substantial impact on your indoor comfort and energy bills.  Same goes for commercial buildings.  If you have a flat, commercial roof, We Coat can help by giving you an inspection to see if you are a good candidate for a roof coating.  Check out more about roof coatings HERE.

Ceiling fan and ventilation for energy-efficiency

3. Install Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to keep your rooms cool. They circulate air and create a pleasant breeze, providing comfort during hot days. Additionally, using ceiling fans can allow you to set your air conditioner at a higher temperature, saving energy and money.

4. Utilize Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of cooler evening and early morning temperatures by ventilating your home naturally. Open windows and doors strategically to encourage cross-ventilation, allowing fresh air to flow through your living spaces. This method can cool down your home without relying solely on air conditioning.

House plants for energy-efficiency5. Embrace Indoor Plants

Indoor plants not only add beauty to your home but can also contribute to a cooler atmosphere. Plants release moisture through a process called transpiration, which helps reduce the surrounding air temperature. Additionally, they improve indoor air quality, creating a healthier living environment.

6. Use Lighter Bedding and Clothing

Swap out heavy bedding and clothing for lighter, breathable fabrics. Cotton and linen sheets, for instance, can keep you cooler at night by allowing better air circulation. Consider using a buckwheat pillow, which stays cooler than traditional pillows.

7. Opt for Energy-Efficient Appliances

Appliances like ovens, stoves, and dryers generate a lot of heat, which can add to the warmth in your home. During the hottest parts of the day, try to avoid using these appliances or opt for energy-efficient models that produce less heat.

With these practical tips, you can create a cool and comfortable home during the scorching summer months. At We Build, we believe that thoughtful design and smart choices can significantly enhance your living experience. Stay cool and enjoy your summer to the fullest!

Note: The images provided in this blog post are for illustrative purposes only and may not directly represent the products or services offered by We Build. Please see our website HERE for products and services provided.