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Beat the Heat Wave – Tips for a Cooler Home

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As the Lower Mainland braces for an upcoming heat wave, it’s essential to prepare your home for the rising temperatures. From utilizing heat pumps to simple home hacks, Veteran Heating and Cooling offers expert advice to ensure you stay comfortable and cool all summer long.

The Lower Mainland is gearing up for a sizzling heat wave, and as the temperatures rise, so does the need to keep our homes cool and comfortable. But fear not! Veteran are here with some expert advice to help you beat the heat.

As the sun blazes brighter and the days grow longer, residents from Vancouver to Hope are bracing themselves for the sweltering embrace of summer. 

Memories of past heatwaves serve as a reminder of the importance of a well-cooled sanctuary. It’s not just about comfort; it’s about safety, well-being, and ensuring our homes remain the oasis we need during these scorching times. Thankfully, with Veteran Heating and Cooling by your side, you’re not alone in this battle against the heat. Our years of expertise and commitment to the community have equipped us with the knowledge and tools to ensure that when the temperature soars, your home remains a haven of cool and calm.

Here are a few suggestions to guide you –


Close Those Curtains

It’s a straightforward trick, yet often overlooked: drawing your curtains or blinds shut during peak heat hours can make a marked difference in your home’s internal warmth. Choosing curtains in lighter hues can further enhance this effect, as they repel the sun’s intense rays, ensuring your rooms remain a shade cooler and more comfortable.

Let the Night Air In

As dusk approaches and the mercury begins to dip, it’s a good idea to open up your windows and welcome the crisp evening breeze. This act of natural ventilation aids in driving out the day’s accumulated warmth, ensuring you wake up to a home that feels rejuvenated and pleasantly cool by sunrise.


Ceiling Fans: (almost) Your Best Friends

If you have ceiling fans, it’s prime time to put them to work! Make sure they’re set to spin counter-clockwise. This direction helps push cooler air downwards, enhancing circulation and producing a refreshing wind-chill effect. Not only does this make your living spaces feel cooler, but it also aids in efficient energy use, ensuring you get the most out of your fan during these warm months.

Stay Hydrated

Though not directly related to home cooling, this advice is crucial for personal comfort. Ensuring you’re well-hydrated by drinking enough water helps regulate your body’s internal temperature, promoting overall well-being during those hot summer days. It’s a simple yet vital step in staying refreshed and healthy.

Consider Upgrading Your Insulation

Good insulation isn’t just for keeping warm in the winter. It also helps keep your home cool during the summer by preventing the hot air from seeping in.


Still feeling the heat? Maybe it’s time to upgrade or install a new cooling system. If you have any questions, contact us at Veteran Heating and Cooling, and let our comfort advisors guide you to the perfect solution for your home.