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5 Unexpected Ways to Save on Cooling Costs

Ft. Lauderdale Energy EfficiencyIt's summer time, and that means that the sun is shining and your home is hot! Luckily, we live in a day and age where cooling is relatively easy, but that doesn't mean that it's cheap.

Cooling systems take up a lot of power and in increase the amount you're charged on your electrical bill. Here are five nifty and unexpected ways you can lower your bill by saving on cooling costs.

Plant Growth

One cool way to chill out this summer without huge costs is to add more plant life around your home. Trees and other large plants create shade, reducing the heat on your household. They absorb sunlight and act as a barrier to keep it from directly bearing down on your house. This, in turn, will cool it down a little and require less effort from your cooling devices.

Cover Your Windows

You can purchase solar screens that cover your window, reducing the amount of heat that enters your home by up to 70 percent. Windows are the biggest gateway for heat. The solar screens look like mesh, and work by absorbing the heat before it gets into the home.

Fan Positioning

Heat rises, and the best way to counter that is to cool the area where the heat is headed. It's best to place fans on the upper floors of the home, and to keep windows open on the lower levels. This moves the air, and is an effective way to cool the home without using up a lot of electricity. Air movement also reduces the amount your body sweats, making you feel more comfortable.

Chill On The Lower Floors

Basing off the last point of rising heat, staying on the lower floors or even the basement of your home is a good way to keep cool.

The warm air will rise up to the top floors, which will cool the bottom floors. That's why many basements get really cold during the summer months. This is a free solution to your cooling problem.Ft. Lauderdale Cooling

Don't Cook Indoors

Don't use microwaves, stoves, or ovens during warm months. These produce a tremendous amount of heat, especially when it's already hot out.

Instead, stick to cooking outside on the BBQ and try not to use electrical cooking tools inside of the home. It will keep the home from getting any hotter than it is, reducing the work your cooling system has to put out.

Get expert air conditioning service and advice for your Ft. Lauderdale home from AAA Modern Air by calling (954) 921-4486!