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Environmentally Friendly Ways to Cool Your House

Published on April 13th, 2018

Summer is right around the corner (even if it doesn’t feel like it!), so if you need an air conditioner repair in St. Charles, contact Blue Frost Heating and Cooling to ensure you won’t be miserable when the hot weather hits! While utilizing your air conditioner is necessary on the extremely hot summer days, there are other environmentally friendly ways to cool your home that could also save you money. Here are some tips on how to cool your home this summer.

Turn Ceiling Fans Counter-Clockwise

Ceiling fans are perfect to use overnight on those colder summer nights. They provide a nice breeze but aren’t as intense as an air conditioner. Running your fan counter-clockwise ensures hot air is sucked upwards instead of downwards. This is a great way to cool your home without constantly relying on an air conditioner.

Put Ice Packs in Your Windows

This may sound strange but placing an ice pack in between your window’s screen and the window is a great way to naturally cool off your home. When the wind blows, it goes through the ice pack to create a colder airflow that enters your home. We recommend using one ice pack per window. If you don’t have a ton of excess ice packs, simply freeze plastic bags filled with water.

Close Your Shades

We all love natural light in the summer, but too much of it can cause excess heat in your home. Try to limit the amount of natural light by closing the shades completely or halfway so less direct sunlight is entering your home.

Diffuse Cold Water

It’s natural for your home to become more humid during warm winter months. One way to combat this is by diffusing cold water throughout your home via an aromatherapy diffuser. The cool water will create a better breathing experience in your home. For an added bonus, put a few drops of essential oils in the diffuser to help relax.

Air conditioners will likely be your main source of relief during the dog days of summer. Blue Frost Heating & Cooling will gladly perform air conditioner tune-up, repair, or replacement in St. Charles. You can also utilize these tips to ensure you’re cooling your home in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

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