Summer Tips for Keeping Your Stephenville Home Cooler

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Cooling your Stephenville homeSummer 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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