Keeping Your Home Cool On A Budget During An Indiana Summer

Dated: 07/31/2018

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It's not unusual for Indiana to get unreasonably hot in the summertime! Temperatures in the summer months are known to fall anywhere in the range of 75 to 100+ degrees, not to mention the humidity coming in at a very high percentage. If you're the type of person who likes to keep it super cool in the summer months, you might face an extremely high electric bill - all thanks to running your a/c! Don't let the bill become a shocker when it comes! Prepare your home with a few of these suggestions to keep your costs down this summer.

Maintain Your Cooling Unit

More often than not, maintaining the unit you already have will save you money in the long run. Make sure to schedule an annual maintenance visit before the hottest part of the summer so that you aren't left sweating in the heat.

Minimize Cooking Indoors

Summer is the perfect time to light up your grill for some outdoor cooking. If you're cooking outdoors, you're using less heat inside of your home! Eat more cold dishes or use your microwave - they create less heat and are only powered for a shorter amount of time!

Don't Cool Unused Space

This one is simple - if you aren't using a certain part of your home, don't cool that part of your home. It's not worth your money to cool rooms that aren't occupied. Close vents and doors to unused spaces to keep the air cool where you need it. If you're traveling or just heading out for an extended period of time, turning the air conditioning down can save you a few dollars.

Use Fans & Dehumidifiers

Obviously, a fan will move the air around you, but using a fan correctly will get you better results. In the summer, make sure your ceiling fans are turning counterclockwise to pull the air down. Using a dehumidifier will help pull all the excess moisture out of the air, leaving you a little bit cooler.

Raise the Thermostat

Raising the temperature to 76-78 degrees helps your A/C unit run in its prime state. Setting your thermostat to the highest temperature you can stand can save you the most money. Save up to 10% a year if you set your thermostat up to 15 degrees higher during your typical work hours.

Staying cool this summer doesn't have to break your bank. With a little mindfulness, it's easy to prep your Indiana home to stay cool this summer.

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