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Essential AC Tips for Summer Savings

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Have you noticed the temperature outside becoming uncomfortable for you and your family? While summer brings plenty of sunshine for outdoor fun, it can also bring about higher temperatures. Turning on the Air Conditioner is the easiest way to cool down, but if you’ve been living in the San Antonio area long enough, you know that excess AC usage in the summer can easily break the bank.

So what alternatives do you have? There are plenty of ways you can leverage your home to regulate temperature and keep comfortable. Read on to learn more about these essential tips for summer comfort, and start implementing them in your home today!

Ceiling Fans Are What You Need

nsplashWe know how important it is for you and your family to relax and enjoy the summer months without having to worry about an expensive electric bill. The solution? Ceiling fans.

Ceilings fans are a much cheaper product to use in your household, and they require very little energy compared to an air conditioner.

In fact, reports done by air-conditioning installation companies claim air conditioners are responsible for more than 50% of energy costs during summer months, resulting in a higher electric bill. Even if you don’t have a ceiling fan, purchasing one and using it, is still less costly than running your air conditioner in the long run.

Not only are ceiling fans beneficial financially, but ceiling fans can also be used as a product to decorate your home. There are many different types of fans to fit your style, unlike an air conditioner, which is often out of sight. So give it a go, flip that switch and start using that ceiling fan today!

Drinking Cold Water Is Key

nsplashEvery wonder why it’s human nature to drink water after a good workout? Or why we get really thirsty when we’re outside in the sun and heat? It’s all about the makeup of your body.

Your body produces sweat as a response to being overheated, which helps cool your body down. In order for sweat to occur you need to be hydrated, in order to be hydrated you need to drink water.

In simple terms, your body cools down by drinking water. So when you’re feeling sweltering in your own home, take a moment and cool down with a glass of water first. Not only will this help replenish much-needed fluids, but also it’ll help you put off using your air conditioner.

Create Shade with Your Blinds

nsplashIt’s common sense, being out in the sun will cause your body temperature to increase making you feel hot. When this happens we find a nearby tree and hideout in the shade until we cool down.

So why not do this with our own homes? How do we protect our homes from the heat and sunlight? Blinds. Blinds are not only used for privacy and decoration, but they have been proven to cool down your family’s home.

When the choice comes between paying to run your air conditioner or closing the blinds for free, choosing the latter would be ideal. So when noon rolls around, try pulling down the shades throughout your home, you should see a decline in the temperature or at the very least, your home won’t overheat.

Summer is a great time of year, and by keeping the above tips in mind, it doesn’t have to increase your costs either. Share these tips with your friends and family, at Comfort-Air Engineering Inc we want to help people who struggle or worry about the electrical bill in the summer, you could help them save money and make their lives a whole lot easier.

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