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Five Ways to Stay Cool While Saving Energy This Summer

July 12, 2018 | Posted by: Kelleway Mortgage Architects

5 Ways To Stay Cool While Saving Energy This Summer

Temperatures are rising, and many of us are reaching for the thermostats to stay cool. But there are also energy-efficient ways that will help you stay comfortable while controlling your costs.

Check out these tips from Ontario's Hydro One

 

Open windows on breezy dayOpen the windows on breezy days

Ventilation is the least costly and most energy-efficient way to cool your home. Open a few windows to create cross ventilation and let a refreshing breeze come through.

 

Grill foodPut food on the grill  

Using large appliances like your oven when cooking can add a lot of indoor heat. Cook outdoors on the barbecue instead.

 

Draw curtains and blindsDraw your curtains and blinds

Keeping blinds and curtains closed during the day blocks out sunlight and will help keep the cool air inside.

 

Set your thermostatTake care of your thermostat

Keep your thermostat out of direct sunlight. Set it to 25°C when you are at home and raise it to 28°C when you leave the house for optimal energy efficiency.

 

Ceiling FanInvest in a ceiling fan

Having a ceiling fan will allow you to raise your thermostat settings and save energy without affecting your comfort. Set the fan to spin counter-clockwise to create a downward cooling breeze instead of running the air conditioning.

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