1. Get the Cool Air Movin' with a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are an eco-friendly option because they conserve more energy than an air conditioner. For an environmental bonus look for a fan that is EnergyStar certified.
2. Update Your Air Conditioner
A portable air conditioner is an inexpensive option that helps you save money on your energy bill by cooling one room at a time!
Did you know we install central air conditioners? Learn more about our installation services here.
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3. Turn on the Waterworks with a Sprinkler
If you have a pool, don't forget to get fun accessories to stay afloat!
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4. Get Smart About the Heat with a Smart Thermostat
Keep your home cool during a heat wave. When temperatures fluctuate, smart thermostats are automated to help you stay in your comfort zone. Keep the temperature regulated at 25 C to keep your home cool and to keep your energy bill low. A smart thermostat can save you at least $100 in energy bills a year!
Keep the control in your hands with voice command! Some models of smart thermostat are compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, so you can change the temperature with a simple request.
5. Stay Hydrated
Keep the rest of your beverages cool with a mini-fridge. Stock up your outdoor kitchen with a temperature-controlled mini-fridge or wine cooler. Quench your thirst with your favourite drinks, deliciously chilled to perfection.
6. Get Some Shade
Get some relief from those sun rays under a gazebo, pergola, or patio umbrella! A gorgeous gazebo transforms your backyard into a breezy outdoor living space. Patio umbrellas are must-haves for sunny wining and dining. Keep the conversation going after dark under the glow of solar-powered LED lights.
If you don't want to lose those rays but still want protection from the heat, add a pergola above your deck or patio with easy-to-control canopies and covers. It's perfect for any setting!
Looking for more cover? Escape scorching summer days by adding awnings over your patio, deck, or doorways. You can get a retractable awning over your patio so you can decide when you want to soak in the rays or protect yourself from the heat.
7. Wind Down & Relax with a Portable Fan
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8. Dine Outside with Your Very Own Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen will bring all the luxuries you have indoors, outside! Alongside the grill you can outfit your el fresco kitchen with a mini-fridge, storage cabinets, doors, a sink, and more! Learn more about outdoor kitchens in our buying guide.
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9. Stay Dry & Dehumidify
Stressed over a sticky, humid summer? Dehumidifiers pull out excess moisture from the air so you don't have to break a sweat. It will also help with allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. You can also use energy-efficient settings, so you won't have to worry about getting price tag shock when your energy bill comes.
10. Treat Your Windows
Dress to impress! Add blinds and shades to accentuate your room, insulate hot and cold, and filter light. If you want a mix of picturesque or practical window covering you can always go for window film. Create a beautiful display with window film that will keep the hot sun off your floors and furniture.
Don't forget about outdoor window dressings! Exterior shutters are great for blocking the heat from your windows on those hot sticky summer days.
Find out how to pick an energy-efficient air conditioner and heater. Learn what to look for when buying eco-friendly heating and cooling systems.
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