Summer peaks in July, which means an incoming blistering heatwave. For many residents, this entails running the air conditioner for prolonged periods. Unfortunately, this consequently leads to excess power use. However, with a few minor lifestyle changes in the home, you can drastically reduce cooling costs.
1. Invest in a Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan cools you through what is known as the wind-chill effect. The fan doesn’t actually cool the room; rather, it cools you by increasing the rate heat escapes your skin. Using a ceiling fan in tandem with an AC assists in dispersing the cool air. This allows homeowners to raise the thermostat by roughly four degrees while retaining a comparable cooling level. Continue Reading →