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Whether or not you have an HVAC, naturally cooling your home can help keep you comfortable, and save you money on your energy bill. If you have an HVAC, it can save you stress and use on your system, extending its life. Here are our top tips for cooling your home naturally.

Windows are the first place to start. Opening them in the morning or evening, when it is cooler, can help cool your house throughout the heat of the day. Screens can keep insects out and proper coverings such as curtains, blinds, or sun screens can help keep the heat of the sun out of your home. This makes a big impact on the temperature of your home.

Properly insulating your home is key to controlling the temperature. If you have an older home, it may have less insulation than newer builds. While it can be expensive to insulate, doing so can save you a lot of money on energy in the long run.

Electronics radiate power, which radiates heat. Especially large television screens. Turn off or even unplug electronics when not in use to help keep cool and save on energy.

Control how much energy your HVAC uses by changing its settings depending on outside temperatures. Having a slightly higher temperature for your HVAC when it is hotter outside means it won’t work as hard and it will save you money while still maintaining your comfort.

For more tips on cooling your home, contact the professionals at Prestige Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re waiting to help you today.