I struggle with this everyday because we are a family who likes it very cool in our house! There is a running joke in our neighborhood that we could hang meat in our house. We are trying to be frugal and have been asking around to find out ways we can still stay cool and cut out our energy use and cost. Well, we decided we are not turning the AC off. Things we are doing are shutting blinds, turning the air up during the day, we use fans in rooms, ceiling fans, we do not use the stove or oven at all during the day, and we try to keep the doors closed as much as possible.
Did you know your incandescent lights put off as much heat as they do light? I didn't until I was told by my wise hubby!
We know there are many ways to improve the temperature in your home and one of those is insulation in your attic. You can also get tax credits by doing some energy efficient improvements!
Check out Energy Star for the tax credits available for your home!
Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.