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FEELING THE HEAT? NO SWEAT!

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool and Comfortable this Summer

Author: Sarah Reckard Published: July 23, 2019 As temperatures are rising outside, here are some tips homeowners can use to stay cool and make their home comfortable.

1. Get Smart About Thermostats

With a Honeywell® Home smart thermostat, homeowners won’t have to worry about being overheated or too chilly. The home will have a temperature that’s “just right.” As people move throughout their day, the thermostat will help keep the house at an ideal temperature to maximize energy savings when they are away from home and cool the house when they are at home.

2. Create Ideal Environments

According to recent product research from Resideo, 60% of homes have a room that’s uncomfortable – like a bedroom over the garage – and that is difficult to balance. As such, you may want individual rooms to be a certain temperature depending on the time of day. Creating such a system is a snap if you have a smart thermostat with smart-room sensors, like the Honeywell Home™ T9 or T10 Pro Smart Thermostats. You can prioritize the temperature in the rooms you spend the most time in. For example, if the kids have friends over and are playing video games downstairs, you can keep them comfortable and deliver the right temperature to the right room at the right time. Likewise, at night – you can select the ideal temperature for sleeping so the entire family can sleep at the optimal temperature.

3. Pay Attention to Humidity

When temperatures reach above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, indoor humidity should not exceed 50%. Higher than that and you may start to see mold appear throughout your house. The best solution is a professionally installed whole-home dehumidification system, which helps you monitor and manage your home’s moisture levels. Our DR120 Dehumidifier can remove up to 120 pints of moisture per day – that’s 15 gallons of humidity taken out of your home a day.

4. Get Your Ductwork in a Row

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) doesn’t need to be complicated. One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to remove airborne odors and VOCs is cleaning the air that travels through the home’s ducts. A UV treatment system or air purifier is just the ticket. UV treatment can eliminate live airborne particles and surface mold that may otherwise go undetected and grow in duct systems and cooling coils.

5. Go Light on Light

An open window makes a room hot in a hurry, so keep the curtains or blinds drawn during the hottest part of the day. You can block out up to 80% of solar heat with cellular shades, according to the US Department of Energy. For more smart-home tips, check out our other solutions for the summer. To ensure your home has the latest solutions to beat the heat, contact a professional.

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  • 24/7 temperature and smoke monitoring
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  • Remote web and mobile access to the system
  • Remote light/small appliance control
  • 2-way voice (speak with Supreme's fast response centre directly through the system)
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  • Equipment maintenance plan (batteries excluded)
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  • 24/7 intrusion monitoring by Supreme's own, state-of-the-art fast response centres
  • 24/7 temperature and smoke monitoring
  • Cellular connection (Optional)
  • Email and text alerts
  • Remote web and mobile access to the system
  • Remote light/small appliance control
  • 2-way voice (speak with Supreme's fast response centre directly through the system)
  • Video with secure cloud storage
  • Remote control - lock/garage/thermostat
  • Equipment maintenance plan (batteries excluded)
  • 6-month money back guarantee
  • Contract term
  • *Requires 36-month monitoring contract. Installation and activation fees apply.
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