With hotter-than average-temperatures expected this summer, it’s important to keep your home cool and your energy bills lower.
Our home services partners at Zaarly have a few tips to lower the temperature in your home, so you can stay cooler all summer without breaking the bank.
Cover Your Windows
Up to 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from your windows. Utilizing shades, curtains and the like can save you up to seven percent on your bills and lower indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees.
A few well-placed trees can provide the proper shading to help cool down your house. A landscaper can help you pick out the right tree for your yard and find the perfect placement.
Check Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can make a big difference in cooling down every room in your house. During the summer, make sure your fan runs counter-clockwise (when you look up at it). It should be set at high speed.
Change Your Sheets
Go with lighter linens during the summer. Switch out your sheets for cotton sheets and a lighter blanket and, switch out memory foam pillows. Instead, try using buckwheat pillows. Buckwheat hulls have a naturally occurring air space between them, so they won’t hold onto your body heat like conventional pillows.
Change Air Filters
Air filters should be changed out seasonally. Dirty filters can make your system work harder than it needs to during the summer.
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