Cooling Tips For Summer – Part 2
Cooling Tips for Summer – Part 2 will help you and your family save money and escape the heat this summer. In this blog, we will explore 9 more ways to save money and remain cool. Read on….
Upgrade Attic Insulation
Additional insulation is like adding another layer of protection between your living space and the sweltering outdoors. In fact, when you upgrade to insulation that is rated R-38 or greater, you’ll have a substantial reduction in your utility costs.
Limit Pool Pump Run Time
Operate your pool pump at a maximum of 6 hours a day to save you a few dollars a month.
Give your oven a rest and use your culinary talents on the grill instead. Using the oven in the heat of summer forces a home’s AC to work harder, raising electric bills.
Operate Large Appliances After Dinner
Appliances like your washer and dishwasher all radiate a significant amount of heat. One tip to minimize the heating effect in your home during the day is to operate your appliances in the early evening.
Seal Doors And Windows
An inexpensive solution to keep the cool air indoors is to seal your windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulk. In this way, you will reduce the amount of air escaping. Therefore, you will save energy and money.
Rethink Your Lighting
Incandescent bulbs waste about 90% of their energy just in the heat they emit. Therefore, it makes sense to utilize LED lighting. By switching to LED bulbs, you’ll be doing the environment and your energy bill a favor. And, save yourself from unnecessary heat.
Plant Trees For Shade
Planting a tree has a positive effect on your physical and mental well-being. And, trees provide protection for your home from the sun’s rays. Therefore, when planting trees and shrubs, position them in front of light facing windows.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can help keep your home cool and save you money on utility expenses. For example, when you’re gone during the day, your thermostat can be programmed to a higher temperature, and then lower before you come home. Upon arrival, your home will be comfortably cool without wasting energy all day.
Seal AC Duct Leaks
Did you know you can lose a significant amount of air that flows through your duct system due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts? As a result, your utility bills could be higher, and you may find it difficult to keep the house cool, no matter the thermostat setting.
However, by simply repairing any leaks in your duct system, your home will be more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
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