June 05, 2019
Running the A/C accounts for up to 70% of the utility bill during the summer months.
Holly's here to the rescue... to help you keep your house cool for less money!
Today I'm featuring easy ways to cut the costs and beat the heat at the same time.
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Hint 1: Save 10% on utilities with window film
You west-facing windows get the hot afternoon sun, but you can cover them with an SPF film that can lower your home's internal temperature significantly.
SPF film adheres right to the window panes, and since they are clear it won't block your view, but will keep out UV rays and infrared heat.
Adding these will lower the temperature in your home by 15 degrees or more and saving you 10% on cooling costs.
Hint 2: Conserve energy by optimiznig fans
Fans can make you and a room feel up to 10 degrees cooler.
While the average central air conditioner uses about 3,500 watts, a floor fan uses only 15 - 19 watts - that's just 3% of the energy of central air.
Also smart: consider placing a stand-alone fan near an A/C vent to boost its range by 25%.
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'Go Green' Hint: Install an evaporative cooler
are either built-in or free-standing units that incorporate a fan that pulls air over cold-water soaked pads.
These systems use as much as 75 percent less energy than central air
conditioners and can lower the temperature by as much as 30 degrees.
Check out this Culer SOLO Flash-Evaporative Air Cooler