3 ways to keep your home cool without relying on the AC

When it comes to keeping your home cool during the summer, many homeowners are content to simply leave their air conditioner running at all times. While this will keep the interior temperature low, it will likely result in your energy costs skyrocketing. You do not need to rely entirely on your air conditioner to ensure that the atmosphere in your house is comfortable, as long as you follow certain steps. Not only will you be able to reduce your home's temperature, you will also be able to save money on your utility payments each month.

Here are a few ways to keep your home cool without depending on the air conditioner:

  • Blinds or drapes: If you want to make sure that your home stays cool, you should invest in blinds or drapes, if you haven't already. Any kind of window covering will be able to block the sun out of your home, along with any heat.
  • Open the windows: At night, when temperatures naturally drop down, you should open up all of the windows in your home. When you wake up the next day be sure to close them again, so that you can trap the cooler air inside for a few hours.
  • Window tinting: A great way to keep the temperature of your home down is by having the windows tinted. This will keep the sun's rays from entering your home, which means that the heat generated will not be able to get inside. Window tinting works as a slightly more permanent solution than drapes or blinds.

If you are in the market for new energy saving window film, be sure to schedule an appointment today with R&J Tinting!