Heating & Cooling
Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits
Don’t wait until it’s too hot to function. Now’s the time to purchase these cooling devices so you’re ready for the first heat wave.
Dyson Pure Cool Me
You’re going to want to buy Dyson’s first personal purifying fan before summer and for year-round use. It captures gases, pollutants and allergens as it cools you. The result? A mighty machine that keeps you comfortable, with purified air, all summer long. This small device is ideal for your desk, bedside table or living room side table. The powerful jets of air quickly cool you off, while the LCD screen shows the airflow speed, modes and filter life. Here we’ve compiled 12 of the best tips to help keep your family cool when the temperature rises.
Frigidaire 12,000 BTU Cool Connect Smart Portable Air Conditioner
This mighty machine will cool up to 550 square feet, keeping you comfortable all summer long. It may even end up being the smartest piece of tech in your home! This portable A/C unit features LED lighting, a modern mesh grill and a sleek shape that allows it to blend into any room. The best part is that you can cool your room from anywhere thanks to the Frigidaire app that lets you turn the unit on or off, change the temperature and control modes and fan speeds. Grab your shades and a cold drink as you check out these amazing patio designs that will get you thinking about summer.
Hunter Fan Company Symphony Ceiling Fan
You’ll want to buy this super sleek fan if smart home automation is your thing. The Wi-Fi and Apple HomeKit-enabled ceiling fan provides powerful performance to cool you off but is incredibly quiet while operating, thanks to the WhisperWind motor. And, you can change the direction of your fan from downdraft mode during the summer to updraft mode during the winter. Before you get into the swing of summer, with all of the outdoor parties, camping and gardening activities, take an inventory and get rid of things that are just holding you back.
Bond Fan Controller
Make your old ceiling fan smart with BOND. Compatible with fans controlled by a radio-frequency or infrared remote, the device turns the fan on and off using Google Assistant and Alexa. It also works with IFTTT, allowing you to ensure your fans are on when you get home, or turn them off from anywhere, if you forget. Check out these 10 important summer safety tips.
Blindsgalore Envision Solar Shades
Motorized window treatments are ideal for keeping the sun out when you’re trying to keep your home cool. These energy-efficient solar shades utilize the NEO Smart Hub, so you can open or close your shades with just a push of a button or a tap on your phone. They’re even compatible with your Amazon Alexa device! You may also like these 10 ways to refresh your porch for summer.
Portacool Jetstream Portable Evaporative Cooler
DIYing in your workshop or garage in the peak of summer is a sweaty undertaking. Keep yourself cool during your home improvement projects with the Portacool Jetstream evaporative cooler. One of the largest portable coolers you’ll find, it’s capable of cooling a garage or workshop space up to 1,125 square feet! Summer is the perfect time to check off a few projects from your to-do list, and here are 12 easy ideas to get you started.
LG Dual-Inverter Technology Portable Air Conditioner
The benefit of a portable air conditioner is that it allows you to cool off in more than one room without having to install multiple window units. And this one is actually stylish, so it won’t be an eyesore in your home. Featuring Dual-Inverter technology, this AC unit consumes much less energy than conventional cooling technology. LG’s SmartThinQ app allows you to control the unit from anywhere. Follow these tips for keeping your AC running smoothly, so your home will stay cool all season long.
Nest Third Generation Learning Thermostat
If you have central AC and you don’t have a smart thermostat yet, it’s time you made the switch. This third generation thermostat has new ring colors to choose from, like polished steel and brass, as well as a large, sharp display. It programs itself and pays for itself, so you can enjoy cooling off without paying up. Control it from anywhere using the Nest app to ensure your home is cool before you arrive home. Users love how easy the device is to install.
“I bought three of these thermostats for our house and was able to install each of them quickly, easily and without any hassle,” says an Amazon reviewer.
Evapolar Personal Evaporative Air Cooler
You’ll want to buy this three-in-one device if you’re looking to avoid purchasing a huge machine to cool you off this summer. The evaLIGHT has a 3-foot radius that will help keep you comfortable as you sleep, while you work or watch TV if you place it on a table next to you. All you need to do is add water and plug it in to a power supply. Check out more tips for cooling a hot room in your home.
Friedrich Chill Window A/C Unit
If you’re on the hunt for the quietest window AC unit to cool you off, you’re going to want to buy this one. This 8,000 BTU model will cool rooms up to 350 square feet. It can also be installed in the wall. According to the reviewers at yourbestdigs.com, on full blast, the noise level is far below the 55 dBA level when an appliance becomes a nuisance for conversation or peaceful sleep. Check out our step-by-step guide for deep-cleaning your home air conditioner.
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