If you're looking to give your heating and air conditioning system a break this summer, consider some natural ways to cool your home. Here are three to get you started:
One of the easiest and most effective ways to feel cooler inside your home is to use something to move the indoor air, such as a handheld fan. A simple paper fan can make it feel several degrees cooler without touching your air conditioner or using any electricity. It requires only a little effort, and it's 100% natural and completely free.
Having open windows will promote air circulation and allow the indoor air to move, much like a fan does, but with zero energy usage. Even if the outside air is the same temperature as the inside of your home, opening the windows can provide a noticeable improvement in indoor air comfort due to the circulation. Opening the windows isn't a good idea, however, if the outdoor temperature is significantly more humid or warmer than the indoor temperature.
Sunlight is a wonderful way to brighten and illuminate your home, but during the summer, it can make it much hotter inside. To avoid heating your house any more than necessary, place something in the window to block the sunlight from entering during the day. This can include closing curtains or blinds or simply putting a large piece of cardboard over the window during daylight hours.
For more information on natural methods to cool your home instead of relying on your heating and air conditioning system, contact our expert team at Jerry's Air Conditioning and Heating online.