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5 Tips to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

Ice on the roof from frozen swamp cooler5 Tips to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

  1. Fans and ceiling fans can make a room feel 6 or 7 degrees cooler
  2. Install white window shades, drapes or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.
  3. Turn off appliances, electronics and lights when not in use. Avoid cooking and baking mid-day.
  4. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents, they use a fifth the energy and heat.
  5. Add insulation to your attic. Upgrading from 3 inches to 12 inches can cut cooling costs by 10%.

I got these tips from RisMedia. The original article is here.

Here's a bonus tip I'm throwing in because it works awesome for me:

Install awnings or EXTERIOR shade screens. I installed a product called SunShade by Suntex, but there are others out there. It's an exterior mount screen that blocks 60-80% of the heat, but still allows light to enter the house and you can still see out. It significanly reduced the amount of heat entering the house and how long I had to run the Air Conditioner.

 

 

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