Summer is just around the corner and trying to stay cool without increasing your home’s energy costs can sometimes be a challenge. With a little creative thinking, it is possible to keep your Stephenville area home naturally cool, rather than keeping it cool by installing an energy-guzzling air conditioner that will greatly increase your electric bills. Follow the tips below on how to keep cool, as well as save energy.
Rather than using an air conditioner when it is cooler outside than inside, opt to open your windows instead. Use a window fan blowing towards the outside to push hot air out and pull cool air in through the other windows in your home.
Shut your windows and draw your curtains to block any direct sunlight when it is hotter outside than inside your home.
Put off baking, dishwashing, doing laundry and any other heat-producing chores until the cooler evening, or early morning hours.
Hire a professional to seal gaps around your home that may allow air to travel between your attic and living space. Make sure to also weather-strip your home’s exterior doors as well as caulk around door frames and windows.
Block the heat and sunlight around the exterior of your home by planting a leafy shade tree on the east and west sides of your home.
Use CFL or LED light bulbs as a replacement for incandescent light bulbs. CFL and LED light bulbs produce energy-efficient lighting which costs less when compared to incandescent light bulbs, which lose 90% of their energy as heat.
Also, make sure to take the time and carefully examine your home’s interior and exterior for any additional home improvements that may be needed in order to make your home a cooler living space come the hot summer season.
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