Alternative Cooling Methods to Save Money

July 20, 2020


With Southaven's sizzling summers, cooling costs can quickly get out of hand. Keep AC expenses in line with a few quick tricks:

Ceiling Fans and Attic Fans

Because of their wind-chill effect, fans can make you feel up to four degrees cooler. Set the blades to spin in a counter-clockwise direction to push air downward and create a breeze. Ceiling fans don't reduce indoor temperatures; however, do make you feel cool enough to use less air conditioning.

If you have an attic fan, turn it on. It pushes out hot, stale air and replaces it with fresh outdoor air. Unlike ceiling fans, attic fans do reduce indoor temperatures. You'll need less AC, and your electric bills will reflect it. Attic fans can also extend the life of your roof and counteract the growth of mold.

Window Coverings

Sunshine can turn your Mississippi home into a hothouse. To offset this effect, cover windows during the day. Dark-colored blackout drapes with white reflective backings are best, but you can also close blinds, shades, shutters, and curtains.

AC Maintenance

High-performance cooling is a function of how well you care for your equipment. Seasonal AC maintenance primes your system to run most effectively and efficiently. It also keeps warranties valid and reduces wear and tear on the unit.


High humidity makes the air feel warmer, whereas low humidity makes the air feel cooler. Your air conditioner removes moisture from indoor air, but reducing humidity is not its primary function. Dehumidifiers are designed for this purpose. By reducing airborne moisture, they reduce the cooling load on your air conditioner and save you money. Dehumidifiers improve indoor air quality and prevent the growth of mold.

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