Ways to Save During the Summer Heat

By June 2, 2023 Sinatra & Company
  While you’re focused on kicking back and enjoying all that summer has to offer, you can also save money by making a few simple changes. From switching up the way you cook to closing your blinds, a couple of adjustments could add up to major savings – savings that you can use to travel, dine out, and find other ways to celebrate the summertime! Take a look at the top five ways to save money during the summer heat!  

Prep Meals with Less Heat

  Cooking hot meals in the summer increases your bills because in addition to spending money to power your oven and stove, the residual heat will make your living space that much harder to cool. Consider making food that doesn’t require the stove – or grill outside – to keep things cool at a lower cost.  

Keep the Afternoon Sun Out

  Most people enjoy natural sunlight in their homes, but direct sunlight during the middle of the day can increase temperatures in your space. We suggest closing your blinds and curtains during the hottest hours of the day to keep your space cooler.  

Control Your Thermostat

  If you use air conditioning, consider what temperature you want while you’re home and while you’re away. As long as your home is empty of people and pets, you can keep your space warmer when you leave for the day.  

Utilize Fans

  While fans don’t lower a room’s temperature, they can make you feel cooler. Plus, fans in your bathroom can help ventilate the room if you take a warm or hot shower.  

Change Your Air Filters

  Treat your appliances well, and they will function at the highest efficiency level. Don’t forget to change your HVAC system’s air filters so it doesn’t need as much energy to operate.   If you want to enjoy summer as much as possible while saving money and staying comfortable at home, follow these helpful pointers!