Summer heat waves are no joke. They make going outside uncomfortable and even dangerous, so many people seek shelter in their homes. But without an effective way to keep your house cool during the day and night, it can be just as bad inside as it is outside.
Many people use air conditioners to fight heat waves. Air conditioners are effective at cooling a house down, but they require a lot of electricity to run, and they put a lot of strain on the power grid.
This is where whole house fans come in. Whole house fans are a great alternative or supplement to air conditioning. They are extremely effective at clearing hot air out of your house and use 90% less electricity than air conditioning, saving you on your electricity bills.
The heat of the summer is far from over. In fact, some of the hottest and most humid days may still be in front of us. August is notorious for being hot and sticky, so you’re not alone if you’re still looking for some ways to cool your home. Plus, relying less on your air conditioner will keep your electric bill down while also taking some of the burden off the power grid during the hottest days. Here are some quick tips to cool your home and fight the heat.
Everyone’s looking for ways to save money these days, now more than ever with inflation and prices on the rise. Gas for vehicles reached an all-time high, many essential groceries cost more and more, and your electricity bill is no different. In fact, some sources predict electricity bills to continue to rise throughout the summer.
While there are obvious ways to save money on your electric bill, for instance, you can use lights, heat, and appliances less or more efficiently, there are also a couple of ways you can save money on your electric bill that may surprise you. In this blog post, we’ll go over how the location of your thermostat may be causing a higher electricity bill.
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Solar power is becoming a widely adopted option to introduce alternative energy sources into your home. Although getting solar power into your home traditionally required the installation of solar panels, there are many more cost-effective options than there used to be, options that almost any household can afford to supplement their existing electricity source.
Also, introducing solar power into your home comes with a host of benefits including lower electric bills, increased home value, and a smaller carbon footprint. In this blog post, we will go over the top residential solar power uses.
It’s never a good sign when your AC starts blowing hot air. AC is supposed to keep you and your home cool, which it can’t do if it is releasing hot air into your home rather than cool air. In this blog post, we discuss the reasons why your AC is blowing hot air and how to fix the problem. Also, we’ll introduce an effective alternative to AC.
With summer heat here, you’re probably thinking of getting some relief. There are many ways to cool your home other than using an air conditioner. Air conditioners are energy-intensive, making them the least eco-friendly and wallet-friendly ways to cool your home.
Below, we will outline 15 eco-friendly ways to cool your home this summer.
Attics are like the unsung heroes or villains of the house. If kept in good working condition they will help keep the rest of your house healthy and well ventilated. However, if your attic needs attention and you ignore it, it can cause a whole host of problems. One of these problems is ventilation.
If your attic isn’t kept dry, properly insulated, well-ventilated, and cared for, it can create ice dams on your roof, mold on your attic surfaces, a home for pests, and a stuffy household.
Luckily, avoiding a hot attic, keeping preventing ice dams in the winter, and stopping mold growth, can all be fixed by taking some time to improve ventilation in your attic.
Here we will discuss some tell-tale signs your attic needs more ventilation and how to fix it.
Warmer weather is officially here, which means trying our best to stay cool inside and outside the home. A common way people stay cool inside the home is by blasting their air conditioning, but AC is hard on your wallet and on the environment.
Did you know that on hot summer days AC uses 43% of the US power load and heating and cooling systems release more than half a billion tons of carbon dioxide every year? So if you’re concerned about a high electricity bill, it may be time to think of alternatives or supplements to the AC for the sake of the environment.
Luckily, air conditioning is not the only effective method to cool your home. There are many ways that you can use nature, airflow, and plants to cool down your home. Below, we will discuss the best ways to use nature to cool your home.
Whole house fans areas a great alternative or supplement to traditional air conditioning. They can provide ample cooling to your home without the expense and high energy consumption that air conditioners require to run. Plus, whole house fans can improve your home's air quality.
Did you know that whole house fans cool more than air in your home? In this article, we’ll discuss the thermal mass cooling effect of whole house fans and how it contributes to further cooling your home.
If you know what a whole house fan is, you may know of all the benefits of owning one. Whole house fans allow you to cool down your entire home while using significantly less energy than an air conditioner. Therefore, whole house fans are budget-friendly and environmentally friendly. Although whole house fans sound great, you may be asking yourself, are they healthy? The short answer is yes. Below, we will discuss why and how whole house fans can make your home a healthier environment.
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