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Keeping Your Home Cool Without Raising Your Energy Bills

When the temperature gets too warm for your liking, it’s so hard to resist cranking up the air conditioning in your home. Unfortunately, this will also send your energy bills skyrocketing! What to do then? Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth, trusted provider of the best windows and doors in the area, shares some tips here on how you can keep your home cooler during the warmer months while still keeping your energy bill low.

Keeping Your Home Cool Without Raising Your Energy Bills

Get Some Blackout Curtains for Your Home

To insulate the rooms in your house naturally, consider investing in blackout curtains. You can find such curtains with plastic backs that can help reduce heat gain by no less than 33%. Blackout curtains come in all colors, making it easy to find an option that suits the design scheme of your home.

Create Your Own Cool Breeze

Don’t want to put your AC on full blast? Well, this is an old trick, but you still might want to try it. Place a small block of ice or as many ice cubes as you can fit in a big bowl and place it in front of a fan and you’ll instantly enjoy a cooling breeze, without consuming any energy!

Open the Doors Inside Your Home

During winter, keeping the doors inside your home closed can help retain heat in rooms. When the weather gets warm, however, you want to ensure that air can flow freely through the whole house. That means you should keep those interior French doors of yours open if you want better airflow at home.

Make Some Long-Term Home Improvements

You might want to consider getting replacement windows that are more energy-efficient. High-quality windows can significantly lessen passive heating, making it easier for your HVAC system to cool your home, and thus resulting in lower energy bills.

Renewal by Andersen of Dallas/Fort Worth can provide you with replacement windows and sliding doors that can help keep your house cooler and more comfortable even during the hottest summers. Call us at (877) 605-2922 today and let’s talk about how we can help you! We serve Dallas, TX, and nearby areas.