Sunday, June 8, 2008

It's hot!

Well, we made it through until the first days of June with nice warm weather and then Friday the heat hit! It's been in the 90s since Friday...and HUMID.

So we finally turned the air on once it hit 90 degrees. We have ceiling fans in the bedroom and kitchen/family room so keeping the a/c at 75 degrees seems to be working pretty well. Plus, we are lucky enough to have 3 big maples and an oak in our yard that shade the house, which really does make a difference.

Now I've read differing advice on this...maybe someone knows? I've read that you SHOULD close your vents in rooms that aren't used often...we do this in the guest room and close the door to it. I've also read recently NOT to do this...does anyone know? Please post if you do :)

1 comment:

Robin said...

I think this depends on whether you have the air on...If you are running the air conditioner, then by all means you should seal off the room so the air does not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temp. BUT if you have windows open and fans going, these spaces should be left open if they provide a cross-breeze. Either way they should have good heavy sun-blocking curtains. Hope that helps!