During the hot summer months, you cannot avoid the high temperatures outside. It is sometimes difficult to escape them inside the home as well. Constantly running your air-conditioning on high is the most popular way to cool your home, however it is also the most expensive method. I will list several of the most affordable ways to cool your home and enjoy even the hottest summer days. Using alternative cooling methods offer several benefits. You save energy, reduce your bill and have extra money left over each month.
Make sure to keep shades, blinds and curtains close when the sun is shining close to the window. Even in direct sunlight and heat your home.
Turn your air-conditioning on early in the morning. You want to make sure your home is cool before the temperature rises outside. Keep the doors and windows closed from sunrise to sunset. If you plan to be gone all day for work, shopping or fun with your family at the beach run the air conditioner on low.
Another great inexpensive way to stay cool on a hot summer day is to use fans. Open window and set up and pointing away from the open window toward an open door. This will push the warm right out of the door.
It is very important to prepare your acne for the summer heat. Make sure to check the installation. You may want to consider a whole house fan for your attic. Theses fans holding entire house by sucking the hot air out the attic.
Avoid any appliances that will increase the temperature in your house during the day such as the oven, the dryer, excessive lighting etc. Run the washer and dryer at night or hang your clothes on the line in the backyard. Avoid using the dishwasher at all if possible. Doing the dishes in the sink by hand during the summer can keep the humidity out of your house and keep the temperature down as well as the humidity. Humidity increases the heat you”feel” in the room.
Make a 10 year plan for your home. Plant lots of trees around your home. As they grow each year they will block the sun make your yard look more beautiful. Remodel your basement to create a bedroom, office or a den. The basement is cooler naturally because it is underground.
Change the lightbulbs you are currently using. Florescent bulbs provide the same amount of light, but get off less heat and use less energy.
Create a cross breeze. I cross breeze helped to circulate cool air in your home to prevent hot spots. Use box, ceiling, and desk and around the house to create a refreshing cross breeze.
Keep the hot air outside. Seal your windows and doors with weatherstripping, and block out hot air with door draft protectors to keep your house cool. These product are all available at a very affordable price at your local Ace Hardware and take just minutes to install. They also help to keep your home warm in the winter.
Change the air filter for your air conditioner monthly. A dirty ir filter will block airflow, making it harder for your system to cool down your home. By changing the air filter once someone, you will make your air-conditioning units work more efficiently and keep your home more cool and comfortable all summer.
Did you know that an air-conditioning unit works much harder and uses more electricity if it’s in direct sunlight? Don’t make your air-conditioning unit work overtime. Plant large shrubs were Bush and around your air-conditioning unit to keep it shaded and to assure it run more efficiently. You will need to make sure that the airflow is not blocked, however.
Set your thermostat between 70 to 75° and leave it. Many of us have a problem with playing with the thermostat. Statistics show that this can create a 3% change in energy costs with each degree in temperature change. Leave him alone and your home with the cooler with the added benefit of having a lower electric bill.