If you have a reliable heating and air conditioning system, the odds are that your home is comfortable all throughout the year. While this might certainly be enough for some people, as we try to get more efficient and energy-conscious, it makes sense to find other ways to stay cool. Putting all the work on the HVAC system alone is a recipe for higher bills, as heating and cooling account for a big portion of your monthly energy costs.
Utilizing other methods for cooling down the house can help you save some serious cash. Here are three creative, alternative ways to keep your home cool this summer:
Your ceiling fans can keep the house feeling cooler without needing the thermostat set quite as low. This can take a big chunk out of your energy costs, but only if the fan's moving in the right direction! Ensure the blades are spinning counter-clockwise when the weather's hot, as this will send down a breeze that makes the area below feel cooler without the HVAC system doing all the work.
This is a very simple measure, but it’s one that can make a world of difference. A great deal of heat tends to come in through the windows, especially if they’re receiving direct sunlight. Taking advantage of curtains and shades will help cut back on this unwanted heat, which can save you on your cooling costs during the hottest months of the year.
Depending on your location, summer temperatures can drop at nighttime. If this applies to you, (and you don’t have loud neighbors), opening some windows before bed can keep you comfortable throughout the night while giving your HVAC a well-deserved break. You can even combine the cool outside air with ceiling fans to make things even cooler!
At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on treating our customers' homes like they were our own. We'll keep you and your family comfortable while helping you take whatever steps are necessary to get your energy costs down. Call us at 843.554.8600 for heating and air conditioning service you can trust.