As the holidays draw nearer and summer kicks into full swing, we are starting to get warmer days perfect for the beach. But on the days where the beads of sweat drip from your forehead and your frustration kicks in, it’s not always energy efficient to crank up your air conditioner (if you are lucky enough to have one in your home!).
If you are looking for more energy friendly tips to stay cool, then we have you covered!
Stay cool this summer with these top tips:
Close the house up
While this sounds a bit counterintuitive, closing the house up is actually the most simple and efficient way of ensuring the heat doesn’t permeate every room. Of course if there is a breeze going then rather open a few windows up to catch the cool air but if not, rather opt for closing your blinds – another great way to keep out a lot of the unwanted heat.
Plant some trees around your house
Shade too can help your home from feeling the heat. Investing in some fast-growing trees or plants that will help shade the windows can be an effective cooling option.
Opt for a fan instead of an air conditioner
Modern fan’s use less electricity than air conditioners. While a trusted fan may not be as cool as a cooling air conditioner, they are still great at cooling you and your house down. A handy trick – fill a bowl with ice and place it in front of a large fan for fresher, cooler air.