Summers are becoming hotter and more humid each year, prompting homeowners who don’t want to pay excessively high cooling bills to introduce supplementary measures to keep their homes cool without running their air conditioners high all the time. Fortunately, most of these measures are easy to implement – here are some tips for you:
- Use your drapes and shutters – blocking the access of the sun’s rays can reduce your interior temperatures significantly. Air your home during the night, when the air is cool and draw your drapes, blinds and shutters during the day to preserve the cool temperatures. While airing your home, open windows at both ends of the house to allow air to move through your rooms;
- Turn off the lights in the rooms that you are not using – light bulbs, even modern, energy-saving ones, emit heat when they are turned on. If you pay attention to turn off the lights when you leave a room, you can save on your lighting-related and on your heating-related expenses as well;
- Don’t cook inside – use your outdoor grill or stove for cooking instead of the appliance in the kitchen – it is a great way to add new meals to your list of recipes as well as to keep the temperatures low in the building.
In most cases, it’s best to have a professional air conditioner Denver technician do this annually, for use in the extremely hot days.