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Ways to Stay Cool on the FourthThe Fourth of July presents an opportunity for you to gather the whole crew, relax, and have fun times together. Unfortunately, that may mean having to overwork your HVAC system as well. So how can you keep your guests cool during the July Fourth festivities without emptying your wallet for your energy bill? Follow the helpful tips below.

Hydrate

Dehydration can take the joy out of your barbecue. If you’re going to be enjoying the festivities outside, ensure everyone can easily access cold beverages. Water and sports drinks with electrolytes will keep everyone cool and well-hydrated.

Use Fans

An excellent way of beating the heat without increasing your energy bills is by using portable, battery-operated fans. Many of these portable fans also have water misters to maximize cooling.

Close Blinds

If your guests will be partying outside, there’s no point in letting sunlight into your empty home. Keep blinds closed to prevent the house from heating up and forcing your air conditioner to work harder.

Prep Outside

Are you having a barbecue? Why not use the grill to prepare everything? You may want to cook some dishes indoors, but that will end up introducing significant heat to your home. What’s more, the constant opening and closing of doors as you prepare food both inside and outside will allow conditioned air to escape. As a result, your cooling system will have to work harder. Keep your house cool by preparing all your food outside.

Use Your A/C Wisely

If your guests are going to be spending time inside, you’ll need to make sure your A/C is working efficiently. A good way to ensure that is by scheduling maintenance before the big day. Clean out the filters, only cool the specific rooms you’ll be using, and keep windows and doors closed. However, don’t close any vents.

With these tips, you’ll have an enjoyable July Fourth while saving on cooling costs. Contact Detmer and Sons to help ensure your air conditioner will serve you diligently all summer long in the Dayton area. We have the tools and know-how to address any A/C issue.

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