How To Cool Your Home When You Don’t Have Room For An HVAC Unit

On August 22, 2017 by Himanshu

If your home is consistently hot and you don’t have a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, indoor living can be miserable. In fact, many people don’t have a cooling system because they just don’t have enough room. Here are five ways you can cool your home if you don’t have space to install an HVAC system.

Use a Ductless Cooling System

Ductless Cooling System

If space is a major issue in your home, a ductless cooling system is an option because they’re compact and straightforward. This system consists of two components, an indoor unit and an outdoor condenser, which are connected by a refrigerant line. You can recess or mount the indoor unit, but no matter which one you choose, the unit fits easily into any space to distribute cool air throughout the home. Also, when the weather is hot, the ductless cooling system gathers all the indoor heat and sends it outside.

In addition to saving space, ductless cooling systems are energy-efficient and will save you money. Installation is simple, and an HVAC professional can help you with service needs.

Buy a Portable Air Conditioning Unit

Portable Air Conditioning Unit
Portable air conditioning units are also a solution if you don’t have space. Depending on your needs, mobile units come in different sizes, can fit in many spaces, and are easy to install. If down the road you want to rearrange your space, that’s not an issue because a portable unit is mobile, so moving it from room to room is easy.

Cover Your Windows

Cover Your Windows
Windows, especially large ones, are a significant source of heat in your home when it’s warm outside. So, when the outside temperatures are high, keep your windows covered. You can do this by just closing your blinds, shades, or curtains. But, if closing window coverings doesn’t work, you can install heat-reflecting film on your windows. Heat-reflecting film is a great solution to cool your home, especially for windows that face the sun. However, if you live in a warmer climate, your best option would be heat-reflecting film with sun control.

Use Fans

Use Fans
Ceiling, box, and floor fans are all great solutions that will keep your home cool and use little space. Heat rises, but ceiling fans pull cool air from the floor to the ceiling, distributing the cool air. You can place a box fan in the window at night to draw in some of the cool night air. Floor fans are an excellent way to directly cool your immediate area, and they’re also mobile.

Adjust Your Landscaping

Landscape Design
Landscape design is more than just adding decorations to make your yard look pretty; it is a good way to keep your home cool. Planting trees, vines, and scrubs can keep your home cooler in the summer. In fact, the California Energy Commission states that planting the right tree can save you 20 to 40 percent on your energy bill in the summer.

So, if you’re designing your first home or redesigning your home but have limited space, there are many options you can choose from to keep your home cool. When exploring your options, keep in mind your space limitations so that you make the best choice.

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