Summer has come and gone, and as hard as it is to believe, we’re only a week away from the month of Thanksgiving and Halloween. While children look forward to the day where they receive an abundance of free candy, homeowners in Windsor/Essex are looking at ways to save money and conserve energy, and there’s no better way to do so than to save on your hydro bill. As the days and nights become cooler, you won’t need to use your air conditioner nearly as much. You also won’t need to turn on your furnace if the temperature isn’t 18°, so it’s important to keep your home’s temperature cool but comfortable, so here are a few options that homeowners have this fall.
Crack Open Your Windows
On a breezy day, when the temperature outside is warm but not hot, it is a wonderful opportunity for you to crack open your windows and let the fresh air in. Ensure you do this on a day with a breeze, as stagnant, hot air can make it impossible to feel cozy inside your own home. On the days where the breeze won’t cut it, turn on your air conditioner but perhaps lower the degree to which it will cool yourself, as it is no longer the dead of summer with sweltering heat.
At Night, Turn Off Your Air Conditioner
Naturally, when you head to your bedroom to rest your body and mind after a long day, it can be tough to fall asleep if the interior temperature of your home is too cold or too hot. As the nights get significantly cooler, you can use this to our advantage by turning off your air conditioner entirely and crack open a few windows for optimal comfort. This time of year, it can be tricky to know when you should utilize this method, as some nights are hotter than others. Therefore, before you go to sleep, take a step outside in your pyjamas and do a self-test- if it’s breezy shut off the air conditioner and if it’s muggy, leave it running.
Ceiling Fans & Oscillating Fans Are Your Friends
One other thing you can do to keep your home cool while your air conditioner is off is to utilize your home’s ceiling fans, as well as oscillating fans. You can even keep your windows open and then turn on the fans to create a cross breeze. Ensure that you wipe the blades of your fans to prevent dust and other airborne debris from accentuating your allergies.
This fall, save energy and save money by cracking open your windows, turning off your air conditioner at night, and by using your ceiling fan you can keep your house cool without the use of your HVAC unit. For more information, contact Absolute Comfort today!