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5 Ways to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

As the weather continues to get warmer, the more uncomfortable the heat will get. If you have an air conditioner in your house consider yourself lucky, however when you leave it constantly running your bills with continue to get higher.

Here are a few ways you can keep cool in your house this summer:

  1. Buy a portable fan.

This option is one of the most obvious, but it is also the most common way to cool yourself down. By using a portable fan it allows you to cool down in any part of the house you desire. Fans cool people, not spaces. Air motion over our skin helps evaporate sweat and transport our body heat away from us, which can help us feel three to four degrees cooler. Fans come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. Choosing the right fan your space will keep you nice and cool.

  1. Close the curtains/ blinds

Close windows and window coverings in the morning before the day heats up, and then open them in the evening to flush your house with cooler air.

  1. Turn off the lights

Just like going under a tree for shade, keeping the lights off on a hot day will help limit the heat generated in your home. Turn off your lights when they are not in use. Incandescent light bulbs give off a lot of unwanted heat by switching to LED or CFLs light blubs this will help with the cooling down of your house.

  1. Insulate your house

Good insulation isn’t only for the winter! By adding more insulation to your house in the summer you can actually reduce your utility bill during both seasons. The extra insulation will keep the accumulated cool air in your house and the unwanted heat out.

  1. Redo your roof

Summer time is a great time to get your roof redone. If you have the choice, choose a lighter roof or roof coating. It will reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it.