While a home solar system can go a long way towards reducing your electric bill during the hot summer months, it still pays to be energy efficient. With the majority of electricity being used to keep your home cool, it makes sense to implement a few AC-free strategies to stay cool as the temperatures climb.
Set Your Ceiling Fans to Rotate Counter-Clockwise
During the hot summer months, fan blades should rotate counter-clockwise to push the air straight down.
Turn on Your Bathroom Fans
These often-forgotten fans can help drag hot air up and out of your home.
Consider Insulated Window Films
Window films can help provide privacy while providing up to 98% infrared heat reduction, when compared to standard, unprotected windows. This means lower temperature and less fluctuation of temperature throughout your home.
Eliminate Incandescent Lights
Incandescent bulbs waste a whopping 90% of the energy in the heat they emit. This adds up. By swapping out these outdated bulbs, you can go a long way towards lowering your energy bill and staying cooler.
Do Your Chores in the Evening
Doing laundry and running the dishwasher during the hottest time of the day is a recipe for toasty indoor temperatures. Keep it cool by doing heat-generating chores during the coolest times of the day – the evening and early morning.
Close the Blinds
Windows can let in 25% of summer heat or more. Blocking the heat is as simple as closing shades or blinds during the sunniest hours of the day.
Of course, going solar pays big dividends in the summer by slashing air conditioning costs.
You’ll be able to run your air conditioner, enjoy cool indoor temperatures and not have to worry about unpredictably high bills. If you’re ready to start saving, give Cool Blew Solar a call today at 623-234-2836.