Even though summer is almost over, the temperatures are still soaring in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Blasting your air conditioner is one way to bring relief, but it can be costly. Here are a few ways to keep your home cool without blasting the AC system:
Turn On Ceiling Fans
If you have ceiling fans, it’s a no-brainer to have these running when it’s hot. Make sure they’re switched to rotate counter-clockwise, as this helps push air down to create a breeze. Don’t have a ceiling fan? Buy a portable fan and place it in a key location to distribute air around your home.
Close Your Blinds
The sun is powerful in North Carolina, and letting it stream into your home all day can have a negative effect on your indoor air temperature. In fact, experts estimate that sunlight streaming through windows can contribute to 30 percent of heat gain in the summer. How can you prevent this? Keep your blinds closed during the day, and consider investing in blackout curtains to keep those hot rays at bay.
Keep Interior Doors Open
To keep things cool, you must make sure that air circulates throughout your home. It can’t do this if you have the doors to each room closed. Open all your interior doors to let air flow freely and evenly cool your home.
Open Windows at Night
Night brings with it a palpable relief as temperatures drop to bearable levels. Take advantage of the cooler weather by opening your windows to let the air in. You might even be able to turn off your AC system altogether at night, especially as the summer wanes.
If you try all these tips and your home still isn’t cooling down, your AC system might be to blame. Upgrade your air conditioner to a reliable new model with the help of Bass Air Conditioning. Give us a call today at (910) 672-8885 to get started.
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