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DIY Ways to Stay Cool for Less

Posted on June 26th, 2018

Summer is here, and it’s time to start thinking about ways to stay cool! Of course, you’ll be using your air conditioner quite frequently — but what if you want to give it a break? Believe it or not, there are some ways to stay cool for less. What to know what those include? Well, you’re in luck, because we’re here to tell you!

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Believe in your Ceiling Fan

Nine out of ten times, most homeowners feel that their ceiling fan doesn’t cool their home. Plot Twist: this essential device does cool your house down just as well as an air conditioner!

When it comes to using your ceiling fan, it’s important to know that it should be running in a counterclockwise direction during the summer.

Not only will this bring the cold air down, but you’ll notice a comfortable difference in your home — and it will save some money on your energy bill, too!

Open up the Windows

Of course, on a sweltering day, it wouldn’t be wise to open your windows — but on a cool, slightly below blistering day, opening your windows can cool down your home. One of the best tricks is to open any windows that are across from each other in a room.

The reason? This will provide your home with the best cross-ventilation — which will instantly give you that summer breeze you’ve been longing for!

In addition to keeping your home cool and breezy, opening the windows will improve your indoor air quality, since it will give indoor allergens the chance to escape and will give you the fresh air that you deserve!

Go in the Pool

One of the best ways to cool down is to go in the pool! Not only will swimming help bring your body temperature to a comfortable level, but going in this aquatic staple is an excellent source of exercise (and fun), too!

If you don’t have a pool, then another cooling alternative is to take a cold shower. Of course, the cold water won’t be pleasant, at first, but it will help bring your body temperature to a cool temperature — which is the perfect way to cool down.

Tried all of these cooling methods, but still feel that your A/C unit isn’t working correctly when you do use it? Contact Plumbing & A/C Medic today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed HVAC technicians!

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