Calgary Heating: Lowering Your Energy Costs This Summer – Part I
Summer is a fun time for most people, but when the temperatures soar, you can become restless and lose your cool. To make matters worse, your utility bill may also give you a shock. But there are ways in which you can beat the heat as well as lower your energy costs. Here is how you can do it:
- Make sure that your house is sufficiently insulated so that the external heat is not easily transferred inside. Keep a check on the temperature of your attic, which will get heated up faster than any other room in your house. Insulate the attic well to avoid excessive heating of this area. Remember, the better your house is insulated, the lesser your cooling costs will be.
One simple way to prevent rooms from becoming warmer is by closing your blinds. As your rooms get hotter, your cooling needs also increase, thus adding to your bill.
- Get ceiling fans installed, as they will circulate cool air all around the house and reduce your need for air conditioning.
- Make sure you switch off the lights in the room when they are not in use. Similarly, turn off your computer, television and other electronic devices when they are not in use. They not only generate heat, making your room warmer, but they also add significantly to your electricity bill. This also applies to any electronic equipment that you may forgetfully keep on standby even when they are not being used.
Use fluorescent lighting in your house as they dissipate lesser energy when compared to incandescent lights.
We’ll discuss some more energy saving tips in the next post.
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