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It's summertime, and you can feel the heat coming. How good would it feel to be sitting indoors in the cool air of your air conditioner? However, with prolonged use of the air conditioning also comes a more expensive electric bill. If you are looking to cut down on your utilities, but want to cool your home, here are some helpful ideas.
OPEN AND CLOSE THE RIGHT DOORS
Within your home, you will have many doors. Each room will usually have one. Check which area in your home usually gets a good breeze. Leave the door open in these areas to let the breeze circulate within your home. Alternatively, close the doors on areas where sunlight comes in.
A lot of heat enter your home through the windows. The key here is to block the sunlight. It is where blinds or blackout curtains come in. You may want to invest in nice window shades to keep it insulated. Keep the heat from sunlight out of your home.
For windows that have a nice breeze, hang a moist cloth. Cool the breeze as it passes through the thin cloth. Conduct a study on which window has a downwind and which has upwind if you want to take it further. Open the top section for downwind windows and open the bottom section for upwind windows. It helps air circulate better and getting rid of hot air.
Enjoy the sun and dry weather by having a barbeque in the backyard. Cooking and using the oven indoors will add up to the heat inside your home. It's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill and enjoy a cold one while cooking.
CHANGE THE SHEETS AND BULBS
If you still are using incandescent bulbs, here's another reason to switch. Aside from using up more electricity, it gets very hot as well. Most of its energy is converted to heat instead of light, which makes it costly. LED bulbs may be more expensive, but they last longer and use less electricity.
Change your sheets to more summer friendly materials. A breathable cloth that can help keep you cool as you sleep. Flannel and thick blankets may be comfortable but may be too hot for the summer.
Keeping your home cool is one way of caring for your home and your family. Ensure everyone is happy and safe by giving them the best environment you can. Protect your home and all the people who live in it by having the right insurance. At Insurance of The West, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (425) 681-0996 or CLICKING HERE to request a free quote.