Summer is here in Saratoga Springs, and high temperatures have come along for the ride. With humid air and an 89 degree air temperature parked over town this afternoon, Green Conscience customers are no doubt taking steps to beat the heat. For today's installment of our green blog, I thought it might be timely to share with you a few of my favorite ways to chill out during the Northeast's warmest months.
1) Texas Cool
This is one of the simplest methods on our list, but it may also be one of the most effective. "Texas cool" refers to a morning and evening routine that mitigates the effects of the sunniest, hottest part of the day. Overnight, when the temperature is lowest, open the windows and draw in cool air with a window or whole house fan. When the sun pokes over the horizon, and the air begins to heat up, shut the windows, keep the doors closed, and pull the drapes and blinds. This technique is also very useful for those who want to keep their cooling bills down; according to Green Home Guide, it can save you between 20 to 50 percent, depending on how often you employ it.
Hi! I'm Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of our posts, so comment away! One of my goals is to get the community discussing some of these eco topics, and hopefully help each other out!