Keeping your house a comfortable temperature in the summer can seem like a mystery to some people. It may feel like you are overspending in your utility bills during the summer and still your house isn't cool enough. Here are some things that you can do to keep comfortable in the summer without going broke.
1. Close The Windows and Doors
An important part of keeping the house well insulated is keeping the doors and windows closed while the air conditioning is on. The moment that door opens, it lets the air out of the house and the AC has to turn on and pump more air to accommodate it. For someone who lives alone and doesn't have many visitors, this is easy because the door rarely opens. However, someone with children in the house and where friends are coming in and out of the doors, this can feel near impossible. It is not unusual for a door to get left open somewhere as well.
If you are having a problem with people opening the doors without closing them, you should consider putting an automatic device on the door that makes the door close anytime someone opens it. This will keep your house cool and save you money.
2. Change Your Air Filters
Another problem that people have is leaving their air filters dirty for too long. Overtime the filter collects dirt and debris, which causes the AC not to work as well. In fact, if you leave the air filter dirty for too long, it could actually cause damage to the AC system. This is why you should have a set time that you change the filters. Put an alarm on your phone every couple months, and keep a spare at your house so that when needed, you can change a filter without having to run to the store. This will be one of the cheapest and simplest ways to keep your house cool.
3. Focus On Keeping The People Cool
Lastly, you should focus on keeping the people in the house cool rather than what the temperature of the house is. The house doesn't always have to be 70 degrees. If the people inside the house are feeling comfortable, that is all that matters. You can turn on fans, serve cold drinks, lose a layer of clothing, sleep with the windows open to get natural air and so forth. This change in focus can really save you money.
By doing these things you can save money while keeping cool during the summer. For more information, contact local professionals like Arnold Service Co.