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How to Stay Cool and Save Money

June 17, 2017 12:36 am

Staying cool can be difficult during uncomfortable summer spikes and dreaded heatwaves.

According to the folks at Lasko, an average homeowner spends nearly $2,000 annually on energy bills, with 25 percent of that consumed by air conditioning. So by simply turning the A/C thermostat up, and adding fans to any space, consumers can still stay comfortably cool while saving money.

Lasko reminds consumers they can also keep cool by:

Creating a refreshing party space: Summer is the season for entertaining, so keep cool air moving by strategically placing a fan with a head that tilts fully back - like an 18" pedestal or 'tornado' model - to create ongoing airflow throughout multiple rooms.

Turning the thermostat up: Day and/or night, simply raise the thermostat a few degrees and add one or more fans for up to 10 percent home energy savings without sacrificing comfort. Consider a portable, light weight fan that can go from room to the room with ease.

Staying in summer shape: If you're working out at home versus spending money on gym fees, save even more with a small fan in your workout area to keep body temps in check from warmup to cooldown. Something like an oscillating high-velocity fan (with wireless remote) is a perfect workout partner.

Moving in and cooling out: Students gearing up for next semester or entering the working world need to stay on budget. So every dorm room, campus home, or first "after college" pad - with or without A/C - can benefit from fan cooling, saving more money for necessities and activities. 

Published with permission from RISMedia.