17 Ways to Keep Your House Cool and Save Money

17 Ways to Keep Your House Cool and Save Money

The seasons come and go, each with its own set of characteristics that can either be easy or difficult to get through. Summer is just around the corner and while it’s fun to go to the beach, the same cannot be said about going back to a home that feels like an oven. Turning on the air conditioning is the most convenient solution, but you won’t be excited to see the electric bill.

As the summer heat seems to lengthen and intensify each year, we preppers need to do something about it without having to resort to the expensive and artificial way of cooling our homes. Here are some tips to deal with the heat wave while saving money in the process.

  1. Dehumidify

If you live in a humid area, your sweat will stay wet. Wear loose cotton and other natural fabrics. Removing the humidity will help you feel cooler.

  1. Reduce and reflect sunlight

Sunlight alone can increase the temperature in your home. Keep that light from entering your interior and you can feel the difference.

  1. Turn off lights when not in use – especially incandescents

Light bulbs produce heat, especially the incandescent ones. If you can’t replace these antique type of bulbs, the least you can do is minimize their usage.

  1. Be smart about your doors

If a room is cooler than the outdoor temperature, close the door. This way the cold will not leave the room even in the warmest part of the …

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