So you decided to make the move to Naples, good choice, Naples is one of the top towns in Southwest Florida. But if you have moved from a cooler climate, it's good to know what to do if your air conditioning goes out. Florida summers are known for being hot and wet. Easy to cope with when you have air conditioning but what happens when your AC goes out! Here is some help on how to keep your house cool during the summer heat, plus it will help a little with those electric bills.
Close your curtains - silly as this may seem when most of us have double glazed windows these days, this is probably the number one thing to do to help in keeping your home cool.
Make sure you turn your ceiling fan to summer clockwise setting.
Keep all the inside doors open, allowing the cooler air to circulate throughout the home.
Turn off any unnecessary lights or appliances, even your TV produces heat.
Using a simple bowl of ice, you can create a cooling fan, place the ice into a bowl made of metal, then point the fan directly at the ice, I actually tried this it does work.
Try taking those plastic ice blocks out of the fridge, wrap them in a towel to put in your bed to keep your feet cool.
Hopefully, your air conditioning will not let you down, but with summer storms you never know so it's always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve in case of trouble.
Another way to make sure your home is cool in the summer is to invest in a home that is as environmentally friendly as possible. If your looking at new construction and deciding to make that big move to Naples, make sure the house is being built using the latest materials to ensure the home is economical to run, with the right Green home you can save money, plus if it is built correctly it will also help in keeping you cool.