NOT THAT KIND OF COOL…
Last week was a hot one! No doubt about it – it’s summer again. As the number of hot summer days goes up, so do your summer utility bill. Here are some cost-effective ways to stay cool and cut cooling costs this summer.
Start with your attic. During hot summer months, your attic temperatures can rise dramatically. The heat that builds up in your attic can transfer to living spaces below. This will cause you to run your air conditioner much longer to keep rooms cool. The extra wear and tear can wreak havoc on your cooling system leading to premature replacement, while causing your utility bill to skyrocket.
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CUT COOLING COSTS WITH AN ATTIC FAN
An attic fan (powered attic ventilator) can dramatically reduce heat build-up in your attic. The fan is equipped with a thermostat that activates the fan at a set temperature. When activated the fan will draw hot stagnant air out of your attic, pulling cooler outside air up through intake vents typically installed at the eave or soffit of the roof. Learn more about attic fans here>
CONSIDER A WHOLE HOUSE FAN
A Whole house fan is an advanced ventilation cooling system for your home that uses less energy than a traditional air conditioner. This energy efficient system works by pulling cooler air from the outside of your home to the inside, creating active cross breezes with open windows. Since it is normally cooler in the evenings, you would turn on your wholehouse fan, open a few windows and the whole house fan will cool and ventilate your entire home. Because the hot air is vented through the attic to the outside, your home stays cooler the next day as well. Your home will feel fresh and cool with a whole house ventilation fan. Learn more about wholehouse fans here>
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