8 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without Using The Air Conditioner

Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. However, if you are on a tight budget like most people, you are probably getting worried about turning on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. Here are eight ways that you can easily implement to keep your house cool and you more comfortable without burning a hole in your wallet.

Our ancestors before us have found ways to stay cool, even in the hottest climates, without even using the air conditioner. Take a page from that playbook to keep your home comfortable without relying on energy-intensive resources by incorporating the ideas below.

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Open the windows

Generally, if your house is decently insulated, keep the windows and blinds closed when the sun is shining. More specifically, keep the windows closed when the outside temperature is hotter than it is inside, and open the windows when it’s cooler outside than inside. However, opening the windows and creating a cross-breeze is one of the most effective ways to cool a home, especially when you combine it with the other ideas mentioned in this article such as box fans. If you have ever been to a tropical resort, they typically do not install AC’s Continue reading

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4 Costly Mistakes That You Are Making With Your Air Conditioner

Summertime is the time of year for bbq’s, going to the beach, and other outdoor activities. However, dealing with excessive South Florida heat can cause tempers to rise. In fact, recent studies have found that people get angry or grumpy during times of excessive heat as stress hormones that may rise in tandem with the thermometer. According to the researchers, they saw cortisol circulating in the body during warm weather.

That is why when the AC goes out during the summer, AC repair technicians are dealing with the brunt of rude customers whose tempers are flaring as a result of the heat. This is why technicians have thick skin to be able to take a lot from customers. That goes to show that we take advantage of having a working AC to keep us cool and comfortable. Our mental health relies on an air conditioner that is working at peak capacity with no issues. After all, a malfunctioning AC unit is both physically and financially brutal.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make sure both you and your air conditioner are happy and mentally sane during these long hot summer months and beyond.

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Some More Tips to Beat the Heat This Summer

South Florida heat is something even natives have become quite used to. However, for our transplants from the north, the summer heat is proving to be unbearable for them. So they become hermits staying inside.

People complain every day that “It is hot. I can’t take this heat.” So most people just stay inside with the air conditioner running. You got to come out sometimes, but I can’t stay out here too long.

For those of us that choose to stay inside with the air conditioner keeping us cool there are a few things that we can do to make sure our AC units are running smoothly. The first is professional routine maintenance at least every six months.

Running your AC 24 hours a day during the summer months can prove expensive. If you are living in a mobile home, you are probably paying well over $100 for the month in electricity. All thanks to running your air conditioner. If you are like most hard working people that are living paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford to even run your air conditioner, you are probably running out to the store and buying two or three box fans to run throughout Continue reading

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