Two Ways To Save On Your Cooling Costs

One of the biggest drains on your wallet throughout the summer is going to be your electric bill, which is due in no small part to the need to turn on your air conditioner to remain comfortable and healthy throughout a hot summer. Listed below are two ways to save on your cooling costs.

Consider Buying Blackout Curtains

One of the biggest sources of heat that can quickly make the interior of your home somewhat uncomfortable throughout a summer day is sunlight, mostly because the sunlight will get into your home and raise the ambient temperature inside by several degrees. Combine this with the fact that if you have multiple windows that are allowing sunlight into the home, then the entire home can heat up very quickly.

However, it is fairly easy to mitigate this issue a bit by simply buying blackout curtains that you can install. Blackout curtains are different than your average curtains or drapes because they are designed to block out a massive amount of sunlight, with some of the brands on the market claiming to be able to block up to 99% of light. As a result, installing blackout curtains can reduce the amount of sunlight that gets into your house and heats up your home, which equals a noticeably lower temperature and less money spent on your cooling expenses.

Close Vents Throughout Your House

Another way to save on your cooling costs is to close vents throughout your home whenever possible. The reason for this is that when you close the vents in certain rooms of your house, the cool air from your air conditioner will be funneled into those rooms that have open vents, which causes those rooms to get cooler much faster. 

If you were to funnel all of the cool air into those rooms where people are spending a lot of time throughout the day, then those individuals would get cooler in a shorter amount of time, and you would be able to shut off the air conditioner much sooner. An example of this would be closing all of the vents in the bedrooms during the day so that all of the cooled air is routed to the living room, kitchen, dining room, or other common areas of the home.

Contact a cooling service today in order to discuss what you can do to save on your cooling costs and how the service may be able to assist you with that task. Consider buying blackout curtains for your home and closing vents throughout your home in order to reduce the amount of money that you spend every single month on cooling expenses.

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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