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3 Ways To Naturally Cool Your House In The Summer

Everyone knows that the summer can be especially uncomfortable because of the heat. If you are like most people you turn up your AC to keep the house comfortable, even though it may negatively affect your wallet. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep money in your wallet, without overheating in the summer. Here are some easy and natural ways to keep yourself cool in the summer without paying more in your energy bill.

1. Don't Cook In The House

If at all possible you should avoid cooking in the oven in the house. The oven will emit more heat into the air causing the house to get hotter than it needs to be. Then your AC will have to work extra hard to cool it down again. This is why using an outdoor grill and barbecuing in the summer is so popular. Not only does it taste great, but it keeps the heat outside so that you don't have to pay extra in your energy bill.

If you do have to cook, try to do it in the morning. This will give the house plenty of time to cool down before the hottest part of the day hits.

2. Close The Drapes

The sun is great at heating up the outdoors, and it can also heat up your house. When you leave your drapes open and your windows unobstructed during the day, especially during the hottest part of the day in the afternoon you are letting the sun heat up your house even more. This is why you should always close the drapes and blinds during the afternoon. If you want sunlight, go outside. By just closing the drapes you can save yourself a good deal of money on your AC bill.

3. Cool Down Your Body, Not The House

Lastly, the goal is to keep the people in the house comfortable, but that doesn't mean that the house needs to be cool. You might be able to keep your house at a higher temperature because you have mastered the art of keeping yourself cool. Instead of turning up the AC, try drinking a cold beverage, lose a layer of clothing, or sit next to a fan. This will keep you comfortable without you having to pay more than you should for your utility bill.

These are just a couple simple ways to keep your house comfortable in the summer without it affecting your energy bill. Contact a business, such as JJ Bafaro Inc, for more information.