6 Smart Ways to Cool Your Home on a Budget

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Every season of the year brings new financial obligations. During fall, you buy back-to-school supplies, before Christmas you buy gifts, and all year long families save for summer vacation. Summer is expensive for many reasons, one of the biggest being air conditioning bills. During fall and spring people take advantage of the mild weather and leave windows open to cool the house. During winter people want to reduce high heating bills by wearing layers, slippers, and blankets.

Many households hold off turning on the air conditioning for as long as possible. While the bill can be high, there are ways to reduce it. State Bank values your hard earned money and wants to see it be used as best possible.

Here we have offered 6 smart ways to cool your home on a budget:

#1 Areas of your home that are rarely used should be closed off. Don’t waste money cooling a room that will not be occupied. 

#2 Ensure cooled air stays in the home and doesn’t seep out windows or doors with protective coverings and seals.

#3 A ceiling fan can add circulation and comfort to people in the home. They can be easily installed in any room and are effective for reducing the use of air conditioning.

#4 Maintain your air conditioner to ensure the most effective cooling possible.

#5 Shades can reduce the amount of sunlight and heat let in. Consider installing them on the east and west sides of the home.

#6 Avoid using the dishwasher, dryer, oven, or stove until evening. These utilities produce heat that requires the air conditioner to work harder. Smaller utilities like a microwave or toaster oven are effective replacements.

We hope you find these tips helpful in reducing your air conditioning bill. We encourage you to visit our site or give us a call at 888.367.5500 to see how we can serve your financial needs. Have a great summer! 

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