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How to Stay Cool (Without Breaking the Bank)

A girl sitting at home with the air conditioner.

As wonderful as the summer months are, the summer heat that comes with them is anything but fun. Trying to stay cool by running the AC can use up a lot of energy, which can greatly increase your monthly electricity bill. Here are some tips to help you get through the scorching summer days without going over budget on your bills.

  1. Box Fans: Box fans are not only great for blowing air at you, but they also can help push hot air out! Pointing a box fan out of a window will instantly cool your room by pushing out the hot air in the room. Click here to read about the physics behind it.
  2. Ceiling Fan Settings: If you adjust your ceiling fan for the blades to spin counterclockwise, hot air will be pulled upwards rather than just spun around the room.
  3. Natural Cooling Mist: Freeze a large block of ice (in a pan, bowl, or any kitchen item of the sorts). Place the frozen ice in front of a fan. As the ice melts, the fan will pick up the melted ice from the surface, creating a refreshing mist.
  4. Unplug the Electronics: I’m sure we all have touched a computer or port after using it for a long time, and nearly burned our hand from how hot it was. Plugged in electronics generate heat, which heats up your room. Unplug them when you are not using them to cool down your room, especially overnight. Same thing goes from keeping lights turned off.
  5. Close Your Blinds: Letting in the sun can heat up your house like a toaster oven. Keeping your blinds closed will lead to a naturally cooler setting.

We hope these tips and tricks help you and your family stay cool in the summer months. Not only do we help you save money on insurance, but on your electricity bill too!

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