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Cheap but Effective Ways To Stay Cool During the Summer

Three Easy Tips To Beat the Heat

It’s no secret that summer temperatures can get almost unbearable. And as those temperatures heat up, homeowners run to the thermostat to crank up the AC. However, in doing so, they crank up their utility payments too. Additionally, running the air conditioner harder has the unintended effect of increasing the likelihood of a breakdown. Summer breakdowns can leave homeowners uncomfortable as well as costing tons of money for emergency repairs. Surely there must be a way to stay cool without breaking the bank. 

In this article, air conditioning specialists want to help people stay cool during the summer without needlessly spending money and using energy. Instead of running the wheels off of the air conditioner, there are a few things that homeowners can do to stay cool. 

Lower the Temperature of Your Shower

shower One of the easiest things to do to stay cool during the summer is to simply lower the temperature of the water in the shower. Long ago, this was standard practice to reduce costs during the summer, but at some point, many people stopped doing this. Showering in cold water has numerous benefits for both saving money and improving health, including:
  • Alleviates dry or itchy skin
  • Improves the health of skin and hair by not stripping them of their natural oils
  • Increases circulation and helps wake people up
  • Saves money on water heating bills
  • Reduces soreness

Cooler showers invigorate the body while costing a lot less, making this a staple during the summer can have huge long-term benefits. 

Change the Sheets

bed One of the things that people love to do, regardless of the season, is to slip into a comfortable bed at the end of a long day. In the winter, that means fluffy comforters that help people stay warm. In the summer, this type of bedding is totally inappropriate. 

Studies show that the optimal sleep temperatures are in the high 60s and low 70s. Using the air conditioner to maintain these temperatures can be expensive in the hot summer. To save money, look at more appropriate bedding

Certain types of bedding like synthetic sheets or linen bedding can help a body stay cool while in bed. Having seasonal bedding changes can help save money by keeping sleepers more comfortable regardless of the season while also taking less of a toll on the central heating and cooling system. 

Keep Clean Air Filters Handy

An efficient air conditioner is one that operates cheaply and keeps the home safe and comfortable. The first step to keeping an air conditioner efficient is to make sure that it always has clean filters in place. Dirty filters interrupt the airflow of an air conditioner and prevent the free exchange of air. They can also allow dust to build up inside of the unit leading to more numerous repairs. Changing air filters at least every three months can help keep the unit running efficiently. This allows the home to stay cooler while costing less money and preventing trouble down the road. 

About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions

A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions keeps Austin homes cool and energy-efficient. With a primary goal of increasing energy efficiency, they can help homeowners be more green and save money. Whether that includes AC repairs or a new AC installation, their excellent technicians can handle any job with ease.