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Keeping Cool in Wilmington

It’s hot, too hot. We stand up, drag ourselves lackadaisically to the thermostat and reluctantly (but surely) bump the temperature down a notch or two. There are more creative and energy efficient ways to keep cool, however – and let’s face it, a lot of our time in summer is spent outside or at the beach here in Wilmington, North Carolina. Brinson and Sons has the perfect, quirky solutions to keeping cool in Wilmington.


1. Sheets of ice

No, not the icy aftermath of a winter Wilmington storm. We literally mean to ice your sheets. 30 minutes before bed, take the sheets of your choice off the bed and store them in the freezer for half an hour. This tip is cooler than the other side of your pillow.

2. Aloe vera cool

It’s no secret that aloe plants are multidimensional in their use. Keeping an aloe plant inside your home can provide on-demand relief to sunburns; applying it to the skin also creates a cool, soothing feel. Aloe can even be used in the kitchen!

3. Close blinds during hot times

Closing the blinds helps prevent sunrays from entering your home and heating up the air. It’s believed that up to 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from the sun directly entering your home. Blackout curtains are especially effective in blocking the rays.

4. Invest in smart technologies

There are a number of technologies today that allow you to actively monitor and control the climate within your home. These technologies even work when you’re not home via your smart phone. The Nest Thermostat comes to mind, but other brands offer the same functionality. These systems are compatible with your existing HVAC system and will calibrate to save you money over time with heating and cooling schedules.

5. Stay safe

Brinson and Sons encourages your family to stay indoors during heat advisories. A large part of keeping cool in Wilmington is using your best judgment to avoid hazardous outdoor environments. Indoor “lazy days” provide relief from the outside heat. Board games, Netflix movie binges, and other family activities can oftentimes be just as fun as a day at the beach.


A working HVAC system is always paramount to a cool summers day. Check out our cool offerings for the latest deals and happenings.

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Back in 1974, before company mission statements were in vogue, Jack Brinson started his heating and air company with one objective – treat every customer with the personal and professional care they deserve. From new installation to system replacement to service and repair, our team of heating and air professionals will do it like it’s their own home. Our rapid response time is designed with your comfort in mind. That’s the quality of service you can expect. After all, Jack wouldn’t have it any other way.