Every time you cook, you generate heat. Every time you take a shower or soak in the bath, you generate heat. Every time the sun is shining outside, it generates heat inside your home. All of the heat-generating activities, along with a list of others, are contributing to your high energy bills. So, what can you do to keep your home cooler during the warmer months of the year and keep some green in your pocket at the same time? It all starts with proper ventilation.
Activities To Avoid On Hot Days:
- Using the oven or stove to cook – use the microwave or the outdoor grill instead.
- Taking long, hot showers or baths.
- Washing laundry and using the high heat setting on the dryer.
- Burning candles.
- Using electronic devices that produce heat for extended periods of time.
Ways To Ventilate Your Home:
- Natural Ventilation – natural convection and cool breezes can be utilized to lower the temperature inside your home.
- Standard Fans – fans that circulate air can really improve comfort levels inside your home. We recommend using ceiling fans in conjunction with window fans and other circulating fans.
- Whole House Fans – if you live in a larger home, a whole house fan is a great solution – especially if standard ceiling fans aren’t doing the trick.
Want more information about how to keep your home cool all year ‘round? Give the HVAC experts at GEN3 a call today!