As we move closer to summer and the temperatures begin to rise, there are many ways to save on air conditioning that are easy and convenient, but often overlooked.
- Turn off the air conditioning. This doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through the heat, but rather than paying for air conditioning, turn on a fan. If you still feel like you need additional cooling than an overhead fan in each room, invest in a standing fan you can move to any room!
- Cook outside. Using the stove or baking something in the oven can just add a lot of excess heat to your house that is not necessary. Instead, keep the inside of your house cool and keep the air conditioning off by cooking outside. It is also a great way to enjoy the summertime with a barbeque!
- Replace your air conditioner filters. This can be a task that is easily forgotten, but can also increase cooling costs if overlooked. Filters are inexpensive, so replace them regularly to increase the efficiency of the air conditioner and decrease run time and lower cooling costs.
Have any other money saving tips for staying cool this summer? Post them below!