We are in the midst of summer and the heat is upon us. This is the time of year that the air conditioner is on full blast and the electric bill is increasing. What are we to do? Increasing expenses versus being comfortable. These tips can help you keep your home cool without even using your AC (air conditioner).
Ceiling fans and stand alone fans are great ways to cooling your home and specically a room and to help circulate air in your rooms. These fans use less electricity and can make a room feel cooler. Stand alone fans are very inexpensive and can be added throughout your home.
The sun can make a room super happy and full of brightness!! But during the summer, this same bright and cheery sun can also heat up a room. Simply closing your blinds during the day can help reduce the heat in your home. If you prefer a sunny room, then try closing the blinds in rooms that are less frequently used. Keeping your blinds closed is another tip for cooling your home by using shade.
Whole House Fan
A whole house fan can bring in cool air during the evening. If you live in an area where your evenings are cool, you can open your windows, turn on your whole house fan and the fan will pull all the cool air into the home forcing the hot air to exit the home. Adding a whole house fan to your home does require some construction, so it might be wise to find a contractor in your local area to help you install this system. This can be one of the ultimate ways of cooling your home and doing it swiftly.
Using your grill instead of your stove or oven will also reduce your heat inside your home and specifically your kitchen. Stoves and ovens can produce a lot of heat, moving that heat outside can help your home remain cool inside and add a sense of healthy eating.
If you love entertaining outside, keep your party loving people outside with the help of misters. Misters spray a slight amount of water to keep everyone cool but does not use a lot of water and helps your guests enjoy outdoor activities.
Staying cool in the summer can be tough but remember to Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!! Drinking water can also help keep your body temperature low and in a safe place.