If you have a small home that you want to keep comfortably cool in the summertime in a budget friendly manner, then you want to learn about some of the different things you can do in order to achieve this. The tips and ideas mentioned in this article is a great place for you to start with regards to cooling your small home for less:
Consider a central HVAC system
If you don't currently have a central HVAC system, you may want to see if you can somehow work a new one in your budget. While it would be a nice chunk of change upfront to buy it and have it installed, it would provide you with a nice and even temperature in the house that would be easy on your energy bill. This is especially true with the model that would now be installed since the newer systems are energy efficient ones designed to use less power. You will set the thermostat for the temperature you want, and the unit will turn itself on and off as needed to continue to keep the temperature in the house at that level. This means if you leave for a few minutes, the air won't keep working unnecessarily and turn your house into an ice box.
Consider a stand-alone cooler
If there really is only one room in your home that you spend the majority of your time in, then you may do better by getting a stand alone cooler that you can use specifically for that room. Another benefit to this type of cooler is you can actually bring it into another room with you when you do decide to switch rooms. You can find many different models and ones that are geared for different square footages, so you end up with a model that is going to work the best for your own need.
Consider installing a window AC
If you have a very small place that you can keep cooled with a window AC, then this is another way for you to go. If you do have a window AC installed, then you want to make sure the weather stripping around it is secure so there is no leaks. You should also try to put it in a window that doesn't have the sun beating on it for the majority of the day. When the sun is beating down on it, this will cause it to work while it is being naturally kept hotter than it needs to be. If you have to install it in a window where it will take on a lot of sun, consider installing a canopy for some shade.
For more information, contact a local HVAC repair expert.
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