Your air conditioner is one of the greatest features of your home, but running it all of the time at the coolest possible setting can get nothing short of expensive. Are there actually natural ways you can keep your home a little cooler through the heat to help keep your air conditioner from working its hardest? Absolutely. These tips can help.
- Think Landscaping: If you’re creating a shadier area on the side where your home gets the most sun in the heat of the day, your home is always going to be that much cooler. In fact, statistics indicate that you can save up to 30% on your bills with good landscaping techniques.
- Consider Ceiling Fans: Installing ceiling fans is a great, low energy way to keep your home cool. They create a breeze throughout the home, helping your air conditioner work a little less each day while still ensuring your home is cool.
- Use Reflective Shades: The type of window treatments you choose can also keep your home cooler. You’ll want to use insulated shades and curtains and keep them closed when the day hits its hottest. You’ll also want to ensure they’re reflective, as it makes things a bit cooler around the house.
- Be Sure Your Insulation is Up to Snuff: If you haven’t had your home’s insulation checked recently, you probably should. Statistics suggest 60% of the heat that comes into your home does so through the ceiling and walls, and the better insulated your home is, the less likely you are to have problems with a hot house.
Whether you want a more natural cool or you’re worried that your air conditioner isn’t cooling like it should be, we can help. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help and schedule an appointment.