4 easy ways to beat the tampa heat at home

The summer months in Tampa can be brutal, and all you may feel like doing is sitting in your air conditioned home. However, if your A/C system is not performing as it should, you may experience discomfort in your home during our summer months.. Here are some simple ways to keep the heat out of your space in this Florida climate.

rotate ceiling fans counterclockwise

By setting your fan to spin counterclockwise, it will actually provide cooler air to your home. By rotating the fan in this direction, it moves airflow downwards, providing a nice breeze while sitting below.

keep blinds and curtains closed

The sun could be shining bright and creeping into your home during the day, causing you to feel the warmth in your home. A way to reduce this incoming heat is to close blinds or curtains to reduce the amount of sunlight coming through your windows.

Change a/c filters

 It’s important to change your A/C filters every 1-3 months. Changing them out ensures your airflow is strong and there are no dust or debris floating around in your air.

Get an a/c tune-up

If your home is having trouble cooling off in general, it may be a good idea to get an A/C system check. This will lead to a system working at high efficiency, giving you a cool house. Tune-ups also provide the opportunity to dive deeper into your system and correct any minor issues before they become costly repairs! 


Trying to avoid the heat in the summer in Tampa can be a hard task as it seems to follow us everywhere. These tips can help reduce those hot moments and allow you to relax this summer. Contact Red Cap today for an A/C system check (813) 452-5983 or by visiting http://redcapinfo.com/ac-system-check/.