3 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer
If you’re looking to escape the heat of summer this month, it won’t be easy. The extreme heat is here to stay for quite a while longer, but there are ways to make sure you stay as cool as possible while it’s here. Follow our tips or consult with our experts for more information.
Use Your Windows Properly
If the nights are cool enough, open up the windows while you sleep and shut off the AC to save energy on your cooling bills. When you do use your air conditioner, make sure the windows (and doors) are sealed shut, and take steps to weatherize around the windows if there are air leaks. Invest in window treatments like blinds and curtains so that you’re shaded from the sun.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans and standing fans don’t actually lower the temperature in the room. But they do make you feel cooler. The air movement helps sweat to evaporate from your skin, which is why it may feel as though the temperature in the room is lower than before.
Use ceiling fans when temperatures in the home are moderate, or as a supplement to your air conditioning system. You may be able to use the AC less frequently and cut down on cooling costs! However, be sure to turn fans off when you leave the room, as they are not helping with climate control when people are gone.
Don’t Heat the Home with Appliances
Finally, be careful about running appliances when it is hot outside. Using the dryer or the dishwasher can heat up the home more than you think. And you should substitute the microwave or an outdoor grill for the stove, at least until about 6 or 7 at night. Turn off lights when you leave a room to reduce added heat.
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