Just in the US, people spend 10 billion dollars every year in order to keep their homes cool and comfortable during warm summer months. This releases a huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment. In fact, air conditioning systems force one hundred million tons of carbon dioxide into the environment. Now you can sully understand how bad this really is. Luckily, there are many tricks and green solutions that can keep your home comfortable during the warm months.
A green and free trick is to reduce the heat that is normally generated in your home. This means that you should use oven, dryer, washer and similar appliance during the evening. All of them generate heat that will increase the temperature in your home. When you use during the evening, the air is cooler, so they cannot increase the temperature. The same thick is related to windows.
Close all windows and curtains while you are outside. This will reduce the amount of warm air get inside a house and sunlight that can generate heat inside. During the evening open windows, so a cool air can get inside.
Many people still use incandescent bulbs. You should know that they generate a lot of heat. The solution is to replace them with fluorescent bulbs. Beside they will reduce the heat, they will reduce your energy bill. Even better upgrade are fans. So use them. Placing a fan in front of a screen and opening your window during the evening will help air circulate through the room. Also, ceiling fans are useful. If you don’t have one, install it before the temperature gets even higher.