Moving into The Fall!

We’re moving into the fall heat again; each year I’m surprised it happens, but it always does happen. We look up,and it’s October and it’s hot! I mean, really, really hot. Today and all last weekend, it was more than 100 degrees. Everybody wants to know why. I have my theories; you have your theories. But I will tell you this: if you were outside on Sunday afternoon, I bet you would have traded all the theories about the weather for a nice, cold glass of iced tea or a ice cold beer.

In this kind of heat it seems a bit much to talk about window tinting, but I think it’s important for you to know that if you’d tinted the windows of your home, it would be cooler inside than you would think. What does that mean? For one thing, it means you would be able to run your air conditioner less frequently and at a lower temperature. And you wouldn’t have to run it as long. You’d find it wouldn’t be as expensive to cool your house.

The alternative can be unpleasant. I know of instances where the family has made the decision they simply can’t afford to have a big power bill, so they don’t run the AC at all. Everybody just suffers. Sometimes, the heat inside the house is worse than the heat outside. And forget about sleeping in that kind of heat. A lot of tossing and turning, and no one’s truly rested.

Pets, of course, suffer as well when you make a decision to not run the AC. Dogs can get pretty miserable pretty quick. (Try to make sure they are able to get as much water as they need, whenever they want.)

Tinting the windows, particularly the big ones often located near the patio or in the living room can be a good choice. You should remember you’re not trying to make your house as cool as the mall or your local movie theater (two common destinations for overheated families). You’re simply trying to drop the temperature a few degrees so the AC doesn’t have to work so hard to cool the place off.

I’d like to be able to tell you that you won’t have to think about this much longer because it’s mid-October, but I can’t. Remember, mid-October is also Santa Ana season. This means not only will we have heat, it will come in the form of dry, hot winds. The Santa Ana winds are famous for how they affect people. Some of Southern California’s greatest crime writers have written mysteries set during this time of year; their descriptions of the winds and how they can make some people think about murder are famous.

I can’t say that putting window tint on your house this time of year will protect you from murder, of course. What I can tell you is that with window tinting on your house, you can sit in a cooler room than you had last year, reading murder mysteries where the crime happened because it was hot and someone lost his temper.

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