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How To Stay Cool This Summer

How To Stay Cool This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

With summer just around the corner, we have much to look forward to; barbeque gatherings, Fourth of July festivities, and good times spent with friends. But the cold weather many Washingtonians have come to accept is often switched out for the summer heat. Being so unaccustomed to it, many residents have no idea how to respond to it except by cranking up the air conditioning unit. As Bellingham’s top heating and cooling service, we will provide some of our top tips for staying cool without having to pay hundreds of dollars on energy bills.

Close Your Curtains and Blinds

We recommend closing the curtains and the blinds during the afternoon heat. This will block sun rays and keep the outside heat where it belongs—outside When your curtains and blinds are closed, you will have an easier time regulating the home’s temperatures and keeping it cooler.

Keeping the curtains and blinds closed will help keep the air conditioning unit working efficiently. It won’t have to work as hard to keep the temperatures consistent, reducing its wear and tear. This can prolong the lifespan of your unit and save you money on repairs. If your temperatures are consistently muggy and stuffy, despite taking extra measures to create a comfortable haven at home, you may want to consider calling a Bellingham heating and cooling service for repair.

Use a Fan

If you don’t have a fan in your house, you may want to consider investing in one—and use it! Fans help circulate the air throughout the home, keeping you cool and comfortable, despite the heat. Even if your AC isn’t on, using a fan can significantly reduce the temperature inside your home. It is an excellent option to use if you just want to give your air conditioning unit a break, or if the heat is bearable enough to avoid using the AC. Fans do not use as much energy as ACs do and can help you save a few extra dollars on energy bills.

Use An Air Fryer Instead of the Oven

It’s not a secret that ovens create a lot of heat, adding to the indoor temperature. Instead of turning on the oven this summer, consider e  investing in a good air fryer. Air fryers can cook most—if not all—the same things as an oven. Their smaller size and faster cooking time will help keep your house cool, saving even more on energy bills. Plus, as a bonus, cooking with an air fryer is faster and healthier too!

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

Finally, upgrading to a programmable thermostat can help you maintain the desired temperatures in the home with far more ease and efficiency. Programmable thermostats work according to preset temperatures that you set ahead of time, allowing the AC to adjust itself as needed. You won’t have to worry about manually turning anything on or off because the thermostat will self-regulate.

Schedule Your Bellingham Heating and Cooling Service Today!

Are you in need of a repair of your air conditioning unit? Don’t put it off. Prepare for the warm summer ahead by calling CM Heating and scheduling your service today. 

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