Cooling

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How to Make Your Outdoor Space Function All Seasons

How to Make Your Outdoor Space Functional for ALL Seasons

I believe I’ve written a lot of articles covering improvements that you can make to your backyard living space over this past year. Making your living space work no matter what season you’re in can be a struggle. It all depends on what kind of person you are and what you need to make your…

Top 5 Backyard Projects to Boost Home Value

Top 5 Backyard Projects that Boost a Home’s Value

Lots of people want to add more to their backyard space. Whether they’re building something from scratch or adding to an existing backyard, the temptation to design and improve this space can be very persistent. But which projects are going to give you the biggest bang for your buck?  The 5 most popular improvements that…

Installing a Pool to Keep You Cool. Worth the Cost & Care?

Is Installing a Pool Worth the Cost & Care? (Answered)

Our outdoor living spaces are warm-weather locations for get-togethers all over the world. But sometimes those hot days can be unbearable. As a homeowner, you have to wonder what could be added to help everybody cool off more when you’re outside.  Installation of a pool can, in most cases, add value to your home. The…

Design Your Outdoor Space for Cool

How to Design Your Outdoor Space with Cooling in Mind

Patios should be a source of contentment. Whether you’re taking a moment to yourself, reading a book, watching as your partner cooks on the grill, sharing some family and friends time around the place – you should be comfortable. But what happens in the middle of summer, when those temperatures rise?  You can take some…

How to Use Landscaping to Keep You Cool

How to Use Landscaping to Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

It’s not just your outdoor living space that gets heated during the summer. Your entire home can go through a change that leads to higher energy bills and miserable conditions. One, very efficient method of cooling both your patio and your home is simply by using landscaping.  By using trees & shrubs to shade roofs…

What is a Turbo Cooling System?

What is the Turbo Cool Patio Cooling System? (Explained)

I’m from the Southern United States, and summer days can get hot and steamy. It’s so extreme that I sweat you can walk out the door in mid-summer and within 3 seconds you are covered in a sheen of perspiration. I wish I had heard of Turbo Cool Patio Cooling systems a long time ago! …

Are Evaporative Coolers Worth It?

Are Evaporative Coolers Worth It? What to Know Before You Buy

Also called “swamp coolers” Evaporative Coolers operate by passing air over water-saturated material, evaporating the water. The act of evaporation reduces the air temperature by 15° – 30° before it is directed to an area you need to be cooled.  Evaporative coolers are most often used in place of air conditioners in climate zones that…

Should I Get a High-Velocity Fan for My Outdoor Living Space?

There are plenty of ways to keep cool in the hot summer heat while also enjoying your outdoor living space. But what if you wanted a way to keep your patio cool that you could take with you?  High-velocity fans are not only more efficient than other fans at cooling off an outdoor living space,…

Are Outdoor Ceiling Fans Worth It?

Are Outdoor Ceiling Fans Worth It? Things You Need to Know

When your patio has a roof – say a pergola, a sunroom, or a gazebo, you have the choice of possibly adding a nice fan to help you cool things off. They’re not just functional but decorative.  Although they are not as efficient as high-velocity fans, outdoor ceiling fans are perfect for an outdoor living…

Are Patio Mist Kits Worth It?

Are Patio Mist Kits Worth It? (Explained)

Are you fed up with the regular methods of cooling yourself off while outside, but you’re not sure you should invest in those fancy misting systems you’ve seen in public parks? Do you think they’d be too expensive for your private use? Think again!  Patio Mist Kits come in so many designs and prices that…

Keeping Cool in Summer with a Gazebo or Pergola

Keeping You Cool in Summer with a Covered Pergola or Gazebo

If your patio doesn’t already have a built-in cover or roof, and you have the money and time to build a permanent or semi-permanent cover for your patio, a pergola or gazebo are good recommendations.  Pergolas and Gazebos are medium-cost, unattached structures that can provide cover for your outdoor living space. One usually has a…

Do Awnings Keep You Cool?

Do Awnings Keep You Cool? (Answered)

It may be obvious that awnings can help out when they’re over windows by blocking the sun’s rays from getting into those windows. But did you know they can also be helpful over your outdoor living space?   Using awnings of any kind to cover your outdoor living space can make the air feel 10° –…