The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 16, 2020

If you have an older home, there’s a good chance it doesn’t have a central HVAC system that employs ductwork to deliver cool air to various rooms in your house. There are several ways to cool a home without a central duct system so that you can stay comfortable throughout those sweltering summer days.

1. Keep the Sun Outside

Preventing your home from heating up in the first place is the most energy-efficient way to keep everything cool and comfortable. Keeping windows covered during the day with blinds or shades can thwart the direct rays of the sun from heating the air in your residence. Planting trees around your home can also provide shade to block the sun. If you have awnings on your house, keeping them extended during the sunny parts of the day can also keep the sun at bay.

2. Don’t Add Heat to Your Home

Cooking and baking inside can add large amounts of heat to the interior of your house. BBQs and other forms of outside cooking are a great option during the summer.

3. Install a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner

Modern ductless mini-split air conditioners can be a great option for cooling older homes when it gets hot outside. These small units can be mounted on a wall of any room in your house. They have the capability to cool large quantities of air in a highly energy-efficient fashion. The technicians from De Soto Electrical Products can install any make or model of mini-split system and help you choose the right arrangement for your individual needs.

Local HVAC Experts

De Soto Electrical Products offers comprehensive heating, cooling, and electrical services in DeSoto, MO. These include a full range of installation, maintenance and repair. We can also help with indoor air quality assessments and solutions, heat pumps, boilers, refrigeration and commercial ice makers. Our locally owned and operated company was founded in 1965, and we’re a Lennox Premier Dealer. We’re fully licensed, bonded and insured, and the complete satisfaction of each of our customers is important to us. Ensuring our clients’ peace of mind is paramount. Give De Soto Electrical Products a call today to find out more about how we could help with your indoor climate comfort project anywhere in the DeSoto area.

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