In the summer, you may see a higher number on your energy bill because of the air conditioning you’re pumping out. This can be troubling, knowing that you have to keep cool, but the cost is so high. We don’t always have a fan on hand, and if we do, it’s usually not enough to do the job. Window units can sometimes be even more expensive than AC. So, how are you supposed to escape the summer heat? Read on to find some awesome solutions.
- Create a wind tunnel.
Opening windows during the day can be counterproductive when you’ve got air conditioning, as it lets out all the cold air and replaces it with the hot, muggy Maryland summer. But there are ways to use your windows to your advantage. When the sun goes down, or a thunderstorm has just finished, open all the windows. Yes, all of them–this will allow for the most airflow throughout your apartment. When the air is particularly cool, it can make your apartment breathable in minutes.
- No more incandescents!
Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are not only a waste of energy–they’re also huge heat producers. In the long run, they cost you more money than CFLs, which can be pricey but last for years. Smaller rooms will benefit greatly from the switch. Also, you’ll be cutting down on fire hazards. CFLs don’t get hot and they don’t produce heat, so worry not about pets knocking any lamps over.
- Apply cool objects to your pulse points.
Your blood flow circulates through your pulse points, like your wrists, neck and inner elbow. These parts of your body are excellent for controlling temperature. Try holding an ice pack against your wrists for a period of time and notice how cool you’ll become after such a simple trick. You can amplify this effect by dipping your feet into a bowl of cold water.
- Keep your blinds closed.
A good majority of the heat inside your home comes from the sun beating in through your windows. That’s why your cat curls up in sun beams! To prevent your home from being superheated, keep blinds closed when it isn’t necessary to open them. This works especially well in rooms you don’t use during the day, like bedrooms.
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