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4 Ways To Cool Off Your Home Without Overusing Your Air Conditioner

Posted on Blogs March 20, 2014 by Terry Jones

The high summer temperatures can be a definite temptation to leave the air conditioner on full-blast all season. With these tips, your summer energy bills will lower and your air conditioner will thank you.

1. Shut Off Lights and Electronics

On hot summer days, shut off lights around the house to help save energy and lower the temperature in your home. Often, light bulbs put out as much heat as light, so turning them off can drastically affect the temperature of a home, as can unplugging unnecessary electronics, which produce heat waves even when not in use.

2. Be Smart With Your Fan Use

Fans are a great way to help cool yourself off without having to overuse your air conditioner. Ceiling fans create a breeze that can help cool a room, while a stand-alone fan is great for personal use.

3. Use Windows Strategically

Your windows are a source of both cooling and heat depending on the time of day during the summer months. Open your windows at night to let the cooler air in, but keep them closed during the day, along with drapes and shades, to reduce heat. If you don’t want to close off your house to the light so drastically, consider placing larger potted plants in front of windows to help soak up some of the suns energy rays.

4. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

Attic insulation will have a great impact on the internal temperature of your home. Insulation will help keep the cool air from your air conditioning inside your home instead of letting it escape through your ceiling and ventilation systems.

For more tips on cooling off during the summer months, call All Year Cooling today at 1-"> ">.

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