Tips to Keep Your Energy Bill Down This Summer

Home Windows Tips to Keep Your Energy Bill Down This Summer

June 21 marked the official first day of summer, and while summer is a season that is synonymous with fun activities such as going to the beach, camping, and more, it is also synonymous with (sometimes unbearable) heat. While it can depend on what climate you’re located in, cooling off from the summer heat can prove to be a difficult task for many, even in the comfort of your own home. While your immediate thought may be to reach for the air conditioner, most would agree that A/C is certainly not the most budget-friendly way to beat the heat. That’s why, in today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at ways that you can escape the summer heat while keeping energy bills low. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more!

Take Advantage of Cooler Evenings & Nights

Though this tip can depend on the climate of your area, if summer evenings are particularly cool in your area, we highly suggest taking advantage of them by opening up your windows to let in the cooler air. Then, when the temperature rises during the day, be sure to close them to keep the hotter air out of your home. We also suggest that you only open up the window units that have screens, as this will help to keep bugs and pests from entering your home. Natural ventilation is a tried-and-true way to keep your interior at a comfortable temperature, regardless of what the weather is outside.

Invest in High-Quality Fans or Use Your Ceiling

When trying to avoid the high costs that are attached to air conditioning, fans are perhaps the next best way to keep your home cool during the summer months. Though they do contribute to your energy expenses, fans create wind that will help you cool off. Just be sure that the fans are turned off, whether you’re leaving individual rooms in your home, or your home altogether. Fans come in many different varieties and are usually more portable than traditional air conditioning units, allowing you to place them wherever you want around your home. Consider investing in a high-quality fan – or fans – to keep your home cooler this summer.

Inspect the Performance of Your Windows

If your windows are faulty, there is a high chance that unwanted drafts are making their way into your home. In the summer, when the air outside is hot, this can prompt you to reach for the air conditioning, thus, increasing your energy bills. If you want to keep your energy bills low, ensure that your windows are properly installed and free of damage and deterioration. This will not only help your home in the warmer months – but the colder months as well! If you suspect that your windows are not performing as they should be – get in touch with a trusted team to replace them! You will be glad that you did.

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