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The Various Ways You Can Keep Your Home Cool

Nowadays, summers can get unbearably hot at times. So hot, that most of the time you’ll have no choice but to crank up your air conditioning system just so you’ll have some form of relief from the heat. This in turn can cause your energy bills to go up for the season. Thankfully, there are numerous ways you can get around the heat and still keep your energy bills low.

The Various Ways You Can Keep Your Home Cool

In this post, home window replacement professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri discusses the various ways you can keep your home cool without spending too much energy.

Solar Films

Installing solar films on your home windows is basically the equivalent of tinting your car’s windows. The solar film darkens your windows enough so that less light and heat pass through, allowing your home to cool down. There are even some cases where it can add value to your property and generate power.

Reflective Material

Another way of keeping your home cool without using too much energy is by reflecting the heat away from your home. Consider covering your windows with your car’s windshield cover or cover your windows with tin foil and tape.

Light Curtains and Blinds

If you’re looking to keep your home cool and add an aesthetic appeal at the same time, you can always add some light-colored blinds or curtains to block and reflect the heat. Keep your curtains closed during the day for added effectiveness.

Window Replacement

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a long-term solution, you can always have your windows replaced with a better, more energy efficient set. To install trusted, energy efficient windows, turn to the window replacement service of Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri for the best results.

Seal Air Leaks

If you don’t want the cool air escaping your home in the summer, have your home inspected for any air leaks. Should the home inspector determine that your house does indeed have leaks, call a professional to seal them up immediately so you don’t lose any cold air in your home during the summer.

Add Awnings or Shade

Other than blinds and curtains, another option you have in protecting your windows from hot air is by adding awnings or shade to your windows. However, do keep in mind that awnings are a significant expense.

Trees and Plants

On the other hand, you can always opt for the natural way by planting trees and other types of greenery in your property. A well-placed tree can shade your home from the sun once it grows while the plants and other greenery can provide fresh air throughout your property.


Compared to air conditioners, fans are a less costly option when it comes to your energy bill so consider using that instead of your air conditioning system, especially during the nighttime when it’s no longer that hot.

Open Your Doors and Windows at Night

When night comes, the weather becomes considerably cooler. Take advantage of this by leaving your windows and doors open to let the cool air in and flow freely throughout your home.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of replacement windows and sliding doors. Give us a call at (417) 351-2801 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


"When we purchased the windows at the end of February we had been informed the lead time would be middle of August for installation. I was okay with this as they had been straight forward about the time frame. As the process moved forward I was kept informed via email at the various stages. I had received an email at the email of May stating the windows have finished being built and we can schedule installation. I was thrilled to have them be installed by the end of June. The installers showed up on time had been very courteous while performing the installation. They had scheduled 4 days for the installation and had completed it within 3 days. There was an issue with our front door as it was on back order and they brought out the wrong door by mistake, however they installed a temporary door until our door arrived and then came back out and installed the new door. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing replacement doors and or windows."

Kevin Mitchell
Sep 26, 2023

"A phenomenal removal and replacement of our front door. The installers were very detail oriented and very meticulous. This was the second time we've had doors replace with Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri and both time our expectations were exceeded."

Steve Short
Sep 15, 2023

"The replacement windows are great quality and look great! The windows we are slowly replacing are original to the house, and are Andersen windows that are 40± years old! Our installers are the best! They went above and beyond what was expected of them. I highly recommend!! A+"

Julie Julien
Sep 18, 2023

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