Windows can supply rooms with natural light and much-needed air circulation. Without the crucial airflow that windows provide, rooms can become disproportionately hot, stuffy, and uncomfortable compared to the rest of the home. Whether it’s a basement, office space, man cave, attic, garage, or any other windowless room — we at Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning believe that you should be able to make use of your windowless space without being subjected to heat and discomfort. Below, our HVAC repair company outlines four easy and effective ways to cool a room with no windows.
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Install A Ceiling Fan
Installing a quality ceiling fan in the center of your windowless rooms is one of the easiest and most effective ways to cool it down. Although ceiling fans aren't technically cooling devices, they can help circulate air to keep the room cool. Fortunately, installing a ceiling fan is relatively easy. On particularly hot days, you can leave the windowless room's door open and run the ceiling fan to push hot air out and pull cool air in.
Use Multiple Fans
In order to cool any space effectively, ensure that there is a sufficient flow of air throughout the space. The natural flow of air in a room can be mimicked by strategically placing two fans within the space. If you face one fan toward the ceiling and the other toward the doorway, the fans will circulate the hot air on the ceiling out of the doorway. This simple trick can help funnel warm, stale air out of the room.
Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs produce light by heating a wire filament until it glows. When left on for a time, incandescent light bulbs can create a considerable amount of heat and affect the temperature of a room. The temperature of a room can be slightly lowered by replacing incandescent lights with LED lights or lamps. Better yet, it's not just the temperature that will be lowered when you replace incandescent lights with LED lights, but you'll also save money on your electricity bill!
Install A Mini-Split AC
Ductless mini-split air conditioners work exactly like central air conditioners, just without ductwork. These kinds of air conditioners are fairly easy to install, as you only need to install an outdoor unit and an indoor unit connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. You can also mount the indoor unit on your wall, but it must be connected to the outdoor unit on an exterior wall. An experienced HVAC technician with Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning can help install a new AC unit or ductless mini-split AC in your home or business!