Stay Cooler Frugally
It can take a lot of money to stay cool but there are ways to stay cool without busting your budget. There are many ways to beat the heat during the summer without spending too much money. Stay cool and frugal at the same time. All you have to do is look for ways to cool off your home without turning the air up higher Wear loose, flowing clothing that allows air to flow around your body. Keep air circulating in your home through the use of fans. You should also try to keep the level of humidity down in your home.
The higher the humidity, the warmer you will feel. This is due to the slow down of evaporation. Use cold water when hot isn't necessary and keep your showers and baths short. You can use a small fan to blow the humidity out of your bathroom if you don't have a exhaust fan. You can help cool your home by shading the windows with awnings.
Plant trees for shade. You can even plant quick growing vines and flowers, such as morning glories and hollyhocks, around your house. The evaporative effect of living plants will have a slight affect on the coolness of your home. They also keep your home from the direct heat of the sun. You should turn off all lights that aren't necessary. They produce a lot of heat. If you question this, try taking the temperature of the air near a light bulb. Now take it away from the light bulb. You will see a difference for sure. If you have a home that has little natural light, look for energy efficient, low wattage light bulbs.
They will produce less heat. Keep your appliance usage to a minimum during the day. Your television, your dryer, your stove, and your computer -- all of these items produce a lot of heat. .
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