Along with the long summer days comes the intense heat we have become accustomed to here in the Phoenix, AZ area. The kind of heat that you can actually see rising into the air from the surface of the scorched Earth, creating a kaleidoscope of waves as it does. And how do we beat this insane heat? With our AC’s of course and simply learn to live with the high electric bills until Summer's oven-like grip finally sets us free. However, it doesn’t have to be as bad as we think. Let’s go over three of the best, and cheapest, tips we could find that will help to reduce the cost of cooling your home this summer.
The main reason our homes get hot on the inside is due to the sun pounding on your roof and pouring in through our windows. While throwing a giant canopy over our homes isn’t really a practical idea, we can plant leafy trees and tall shrubs in front of our windows to help block the sun. Additionally, by providing shade over your AC unit, you can see an efficiency increase of around 10 percent.
Give Your Windows Some Sunglasses
If your gardening isn’t for you, there is another option, solar screens. Solar screens and mesh window screens can deflect solar energy from getting inside through your windows by nearly 70 percent. If you are not a fan of the way screens and solar shades look, you also use window films that work just as well and give your windows a nice tinted look.
Get the Air Moving
Getting the air to circulate in your home is one of the best ways to cool the interior down. There is no need to run out and buy a bunch of fans, simply have one or two fans going upstairs and open windows downstairs. This will create a draft that will pull the warmer air out and will also help to evaporate the sweat from your body.
These three tips require little effort, and more importantly, very little cash to incorporate into your home and to help reduce the amount of heat you have to deal with as well as the amount you will have to pay on of the cost of cooling your home.
For more information about your AC, feel free to contact us here at Arizona Refrigeration Service Inc.