With the summer months approaching, many people are worried about turning on the AC. This is because once you start blasting the AC in the house; you immediately start paying more money on your electrical bill. Luckily, there are things that every homeowner can do to keep their house, and themselves cool, without losing tons of money on the AC. Here are a couple tips.
1. Focus On Keeping Yourself Cool
Essentially, the house can be warm, so long as the people inside of it are cool. This means that you don't have to have every room in the house cool, just the ones that you are in. You can do this by turning on ceiling fans, and closing the doors and the vents on the rooms that you don't use so that you are not using a lot of energy.
In addition, just try to focus on cooling down yourself. Get a cool glass of water of your favorite beverage. Shave off a layer of clothing, soak your feet in cool water and anything else that you can do to cool yourself down. These are all cheap ways to stay cool, even if the house is hot.
2. Cook Outside
One of the quickest ways to heat up your house is to use the oven. Although you might love baking, the hottest part of the day during the summer may not be the best time. During these extra hot days, avoid the oven and try using your BBQ. This way as the BBQ heats up it will emit all the heat outside, rather than into your house.
If you do need to cook try doing so in the morning when the weather is naturally cooler, and open the windows while you do so. This will help the heat to escape without heating up the entire house.
3. Block The Sun
Another way that the house will heat up is to have the blinds on the windows open. Even though you might not have the window actually open, the rays of the sun will heat up the house so that the AC has to work overtime. This is why you should close the drapes during the hottest part of the day. Even though the house may be a little darker, it will be cooler. This will save you money and protect your home.
These are just a couple easy suggestions that every homeowner can do to keep their house cool during the summer.
For further assistance, contact professionals, such as those from Travers Plumbing & Heating Inc.