If you live in a hot area, then you probably run your air conditioning system a lot. While that can keep you nice and cool, it can also mean that you are paying a lot for your electricity. You don't want to be hot, but high electricity bills make it hard to keep it as cool as you would like. So, here are some things that you can do that will help you stay cool while still keeping your electric bill down to a reasonable level.
Use a Fan
One thing that you can do is to use fans. There are a couple of different ways that you can use fans. One is that you can use a fan to boost your air conditioner's power. You can do that by putting the fan in front of your window air conditioner or your air conditioning vents. The fan will pick up the cold air and blow it further than the air conditioner could on its own. It won't make the air colder, but the fact that the fan is moving the air around will make that cold air feel cooler. You can also use a ceiling fan to move air around to help keep the house cooler. The fan can suck up the cool air that settles near the floor and move it up toward the ceiling.
While you have your fans running, you can do something else. That is to put some cold, damp towels over the front of the fans. You don't want them to be dripping wet, but nice and damp will work. The air moving through the damp towel will be cooled down through evaporative cooling, so when that cooler air gets to you, you will feel cooler. If you do that in the rooms where you spend the most time, you can turn your air conditioner down some. If you want to make sure that the towels are really cold, you can either soak them in ice water or get them wet, put them in a plastic bag, and then put them in the refrigerator. When you pull it out, the towel should be nice and chilly, and let you cool yourself down quickly.
If you live in a hot climate, then you want to do what you can to stay cool. These tips will help you stay cool without breaking the bank. Check with an HVAC company like All American Air & Electric, Inc. for more information.