With spring here, the temperature has started to warm up and summer will be soon to follow with even hotter temperatures. Most of us kick on the AC during this time to get cooled downed from the heat. This likely causes our electric bill to sky rocket up having it on all spring and summer long. What can you do to help make your home cooler in the heat of spring and summer? There are a couple of different things that can be done to help your home stay cool without running your electric bill high.
We have a lot of things in our house that are plugged up but that we don’t use all the time or even regularly. They just sit there plugged and ready to go for when we need them. This causes not only our electricity bill to be higher because it’s using it whether on idle or not but it also produces heat in the home. So be sure to unplug all unnecessary items to reduce both electricity and heat in the home.
- Ceiling Fans
It’s important to know that your ceiling fan has two distinct functions when spinning its blades. If it’s turning counter-clockwise then it will be blowing the air down in the room cooling you off when you come in. If the blades are turning clockwise then they are just circulating the air in the room. So, make sure that during the summer months you have it turning counter-clockwise and clockwise in the winter. This will help keep you cool in the months to come.
- Close your Blinds
This might sound like common sense but really because we love the way the sun shines in the home we often don’t shut our blinds. With the beauty of the nature sunlight coming in you might have a little bit of struggle to do this. Just by doing this you can greatly reduce the temperature of your home. So, if you like the sunlight in your home just close them in the hottest parts of the day to ensure that you maintain a lower temperature in your home.
These are just three suggestions that will help keep your electricity bill down as well as the temperatures in your home. In the months to come try to be aware of the simple things that you can do to reduce the cost and heat of your home. Here at Eid-Co Homes we pride ourselves in making affordable homes. We want to make sure that even after the new home purchase you make that you’re still saving your pennies where you can.
By Eid-Co Homes 12-7-2017