It’s hot, humid, and sunny—it’s the summer season. With the temperatures hovering around or at 80-100 degrees almost every day, it seems like you will never be able to give your air conditioning unit a break. Or, better yet, keep your energy bills from rising after running your unit 24/7 for the 90+ days of summer! However, there is hope. If you’re looking for ways to help give your unit a break, or even shut it off for a few hours to conserve some energy, here are a few ways you can keep you cool:
As much as you want to keep your blinds and shades open, it’s time to keep them closed.
Even though there is no denying that using natural light is better than turning on the lights in your home, a significant amount of heat can come through your windows. So, if you want to take the first step to keeping yourself cooler without the AC, we suggest that you close all shades, blinds, and curtains to help keep out the heat.
Change your sheets.
It may be tough to pack those comfortable fleece blankets and flannel sheets away for the summer. But, doing something as simple as swapping out these heavy fabrics for something lighter will allow you to feel much cooler as you sleep at night, and thus give your AC a rest because you can set the thermostat a bit higher.
Think about the temperature of your body, and not how it feels in your home itself.
There is no denying that our ancestors survived without air conditioning. So, this means that you can too! If you truly desire to give your AC a break, we suggest that you sip on some iced drinks and apply cold cloths to areas such as your wrists and neck. Also, if you’re lounging around at home, make sure you are wearing the appropriate summer clothing, and not long sleeves and sweatpants!
As air conditioning contractors that serve Toms River, NJ, we here at Care Temp Heating and Air Conditioning know more than enough about how you can keep yourself, and your home cool without cranking up the AC! To learn more about the ways you can keep cool, please give our Ocean County-based air conditioning and heating company a call today!