Considering the high cost of cooling your Eastman, Georgia, home during the summer, you’re probably curious about how you can save money on your cooling costs. Although it’s too hot in Georgia to go without air conditioning during the summer months, there are still ways in which you can enhance cooling and still save energy in your home.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
A humid home will feel hotter. The extra moisture in the air will also make your home feel stuffy and uncomfortable. Install a dehumidifier in your home or use portable units in more humid rooms during the summer. Your home will naturally feel cooler, and you’ll enjoy the health benefits of lower humidity.
Ventilate Your Home
Without proper ventilation, hot air will stay in your home long after the sun has set. Consider investing in an attic fan. Your HVAC contractor can provide information about the most effective ventilation options for your home. Improving airflow will help keep your home cool so you conserve energy. Open windows when you can for a simpler solution but whole-home systems can make a tremendous difference and provide better ventilation throughout your home.
Insulation helps to keep heat out and cold air in during the warmer months. The better insulated your home, the less energy you waste throughout the year. An HVAC contractor can inspect your current insulation to determine if more or different types, would be of benefit.
Protect Your House
Just like you put on sunscreen when you go outside, you can protect your home from the sun’s damaging rays. Plant shade trees on the side of your house with the most direct sunlight. Consider painting your roof to deflect the sun or planting ivy along the foundation to form a barrier against the heat. The more protected your home is from direct sunlight, the less artificial cooling you will need.
If you are interested in finding more ways to cool your home and save energy, the knowledgeable technicians at Pruett Air Conditioning can help. Call 478-298-4115 to speak to a professional today.
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