Whether you have survived decades of summers in Arizona, or you are preparing for your first, there are a few tips to staying cool. It is always a good idea to spend time in water, maybe a river, a lake, or your backyard pool. Planning a few weekend getaways to anywhere else less hot can significantly increase your sanity through the summer months.
Although these ideas should be implemented by every family, there are more crucial components of a successful summer survival plan. Obviously, you cannot chill in water the entire summer because you may have to go to work or the grocery store. But you might be thinking that both the grocery store and your workplace have great A/C, and you would be right. Almost any public place ensures their units are operating well to combat the extreme temperatures of the outside.
Then you go home to continue the battle with the heat. Now for some homeowners it is an easy response to crank up the A/C and pay the bill. For more cost-conscious people, the solution to beat the heat is not as simple though. During the summer, cooling costs can change exponentially with each degree difference.
So, the cost to cool your house to 78 degrees Fahrenheit versus 80 degrees Fahrenheit could be twice as much. You may be thinking that’s impossible, but with an inefficient house, that is a potential reality. Although that may sound unhelpful, the good news is still to come.
If you insulate your house properly, and seal all of your ductwork, will ensuring you have quality doors and windows it is not too expensive to make your house comfortable. In fact, you could keep it at 78 degrees Fahrenheit for less money than you were spending for 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you don’t believe it, do some research yourself. There are plenty of sources out there that will explain how a house loses a certain percentage, usually between 15-30, of all energy because of heat loss/gain. So if you would like to stay cool this summer, without spending a fortune, you should consider some energy efficient improvements for your home.
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