How To Keep Your Home Cool Without Turning Up The Air Conditioner

July 21, 2022by admin

Welcome to Tucson! In the face of another day of triple-digit temperatures, it is no doubt people are looking for ways to save money on their electric bills.

You can keep your home cool even if you do not have the best air conditioning or if you simply wish to save money.

A/C costs homeowners approximately $29 billion annually, according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

Close Windows

Make sure that the windows are closed and covered. According to the DOE, roughly 76% of sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters as heat, so be sure to close the curtains, blinds, screens, and shutters.

If you use ceiling fans correctly, they can be an excellent source of cooling air for your home. Be sure that the fans rotate in a counterclockwise direction to move cooler air downward.

The more you are able to use fans to reduce the temperature within your home rather than relying on your air conditioning system, the less energy will be used by your air conditioning system.

It is important to keep in mind that ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. You should turn them off when you leave the room.

Alternatively, you may want to place a large bowl of ice at an angle in front of a box or tower fan in order to introduce some cold air into the room.

It is believed by the Department of Energy that air leaks are among the biggest sources of energy loss in homes. Sealing openings to the outside can result in a 10% to 20% reduction in your heating and cooling bills each year. A temporary solution is to place a towel or blanket at the bottom of the door or window to prevent air from entering or leaving.

Program The Thermostat

If your thermostat is smart or programmable, you can save as much as 10% per year by turning it up 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours each day during the summer.

Different customers employ them in different ways, but what we have heard is that they like to use them since they can significantly reduce your energy bills if used correctly.

It is recommended that you close the doors to rooms you are not using as often if you are planning on staying in one room, such as a bedroom or office.

In addition, do not use the oven. If you must, use it in the morning and reheat using the microwave.

Do you have in an increase in your electric bill? Something may be wrong with your AC.

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