There will be times this summer when you have no choice but to turn on your air conditioner and let it do its job.
However, there are also situations in which you may be able to turn off (or turn down) your AC as a means of saving some money.
If you turn off your AC, you’ll still want to remain cool. Here are three alternative ways of doing so:
- Open your windows. By doing this, you’re letting fresh air in from the outside. Furthermore, it’s a great way to get a little breeze, which is sure to cool you off.
- Use ceiling fans. It doesn’t matter if you run one ceiling fan or several, this is a great way to circulate the air and cool down your home.
- Move to the lowest part of your home. As you know, heat rises. For this reason, the upstairs of your home is likely to be the hottest during the summer months. If you want to cool off move to the lowest part of your home, such as the basement.
It’s easy to believe that using your whole-house AC is the only way to cool your home, but there are other options to consider.
There’s nothing wrong with using your AC as intended, but relying on one or more of the options above will help to keep you cool as well.