Summer is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve for keeping your home comfy and pleasant, including installing and using an air-conditioner.
With excessive usage of air conditioners, it is obvious that we are attacking our pockets as this will increase your utility bills. However, there are other ways to reduce the usage of air conditioners, keep your home cool during the summer, and use energy more efficiently to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
In this two-part post, we describe ways to reduce energy bills in the summer. We also provide tips on how to keep your home pleasant and cool in summer.
Your room temperature increases when outside air comes in and conditioned air goes out of your home through cracks and holes. This makes it more difficult and more expensive to ventilate your home, even though you don’t notice it.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks through your home are indeed a cheap way to cut the cost of cooling and make your air conditioner work better. Weather-stripping and caulking are two of the easiest and most effective ways to cut down on your utility bills by sealing the air around your home.
Caulk is being used to fill in gaps and cracks between the stationary and foundational parts of the house, like around window and door frames. Weather-stripping is also used to seal operational parts, like doors and windows.
Solar heat in the summer can enter your home and increase the room temperature. If you don’t prevent solar heat from entering your home, all of your air conditioning systems will be drained. If you want to keep the heat out, you should install blinds and drapes.
These are the best ways to block solar heat from entering your house. They also keep your house cooler. You can also use curtains. When installing blinds or drapes, it is important to know what the best material is for the job. You should use vinyl or aluminum foil to keep the sun out.
You should also know what kind of blinds or drapes will be best for your home. You can use vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, or roller blinds. Make sure that you are getting a good quality product. You want to make sure that it is going to look good and that it is going to keep the sun out of your home.
The best way to keep your house cool is to plant a vegetable garden in your backyard. This will help you save money on your electric bill. If you don’t have a backyard, you can still plant a garden in your front yard or terrace, or even the roof. This will help you reduce your electricity bill and also cut down on the use of air conditioning.
You don’t need a big garden to do this. Even just a small garden can help you reduce your electricity bill and your dependency on air cooling equipment. You will be surprised to know that if you have a few plants in your garden, you can cut down the air conditioning bill by 20-30%.