Are you and your family surviving the summer heatwave? We know that blasting the A/C can leave you with a high utility bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips that will help you stay cool this summer without breaking the bank.
7 Ways to Stay Cool:
- Utilize Your Fan – Although a ceiling fan won’t cool down your home, it can help spread cool, air conditioned air throughout the rooms in your house. The extra breeze can help you feel a little bit cooler, too!
- Install a Dehumidifier – Humidity can make your home feel much warmer than it actually is. By is installing a dehumidifier, you can keep your home cool without blasting the A/C.
- Turn on Your Exhaust Fans – Hot showers and time spent cooking in the kitchen can really heat up your home. Turn on your exhaust fan to help get rid of the excess humidity.
- Change Your Air Filters – Air filters can become dirty and clogged over time. Change your air filters when they become dirty to help air flow throughout your home more efficiently — your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard!
- Install a Programmable Thermostat – Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature of your home throughout the day. You can keep your home warmer while you are away at school or work, while still keeping it cool and comfortable when you’re home.
- Keep the Curtains Closed – Your windows are a big source of solar heat gain in your home. Keep your curtains closed throughout the day to help save energy and money.
- Drink Plenty of Water – Staying hydrated is so important on hot days. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. The cool water will help keep your body a comfortable temperature, too.
If you find that your air conditioning system isn’t working as efficiently as it should or you run into any problems with your unit, give us a call! Our professional HVAC technicians are here to help you with all of your home cooling needs. Call (865) 518-7008 to contact our office directly to schedule an appointment.
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