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Control the Temperature in Your Home Without Raising Your Energy Bills

Control the Temperature in Your Home Without Raising Your Energy Bills

 

There is a reason why it feels like each month your energy bills keep going higher and higher. And that reason is that they are! And with the temperatures also fluctuating, more and more homeowners are resigning themselves to the fact that they can either be hot or pay a hefty utility bill.

However, there are some ways to cool down your home without the need to blast the A/C. Below are four easy to follow tips which can help you do just that!

Shutters and Curtains

There is nothing nicer than seeing the sun’s rays beam down into your home. It’s a much nicer alternative to using the overhead light. Unfortunately, it’s also the best way to let in heat which your home is likely to hold onto.

Instead, keep an eye on how the sun is moving around your home and open and close your shutters and curtains accordingly so that the sun’s rays never fully reach into your home. Instead, use gentle overhead lighting where you need it. As the sun moves around, you can then reopen the shutters and curtains to let out any trapped hot air.

What are you Wearing?

If the cold is your challenge then it’s time to reach for another pullover or even a blanket before you get up and turn up on the heating service. Why? Because it takes a lot of energy to heat even just one room using a heating service, whereas it costs absolutely nothing for you to wear a comfortable blanket on the couch while you watch movies and eventually fall asleep.

The same tip goes for when you are walking around the house. Instead of cranking up the heat so that you can all wear shorts and t-shirts, leave the thermostat where it is and instead …