Spending more time at home this summer means there’s a higher chance that you’ll be using more energy (hello, central air conditioner!). And when that happens, your energy bills may skyrocket to astronomical heights.
However, if you’re looking to keep cool all season long for less, here are some simple tips on how to accomplish that.
Staying Cool for Less
Keep the Blinds Closed
One of the best ways to keep your humble abode as cool as possible is to keep the blinds, or curtains, closed. Although it may be tempting to let sunshine pool into your living space, those rays can heat the room more than you’d expect them to — which, of course, will prompt you to adjust your thermostat. So, to avoid this, keep those window treatments shut, and you’ll reap the benefits of a cool-for-less room!
Use Your Ceiling Fan
Another way to keep your home cool is to utilize your ceiling fan to its fullest potential. To get the job done, you’ll want to make sure that it’s spinning in a counterclockwise motion. This will help create a gentle, cool breeze in your room while helping the air circulate; a win-win for any homeowner.
Before you decide to prepare dinner on the stove, you might want to consider cooking outside in your backyard. Not only will using your grill save your home from the heat, but it will also help cut back on energy costs. Also, grilling is the best way to get yourself into the summer mood — no matter what day of the week it may be!