This week we’ve talked about ways to save money during the summer, reducing the cable television channels you pay for in the summer when you aren’t watching TV, and eating fresh local food. Here’s another tip: open the windows.
In the summer we become accustomed to using our air conditioners at home and at work, which are very expensive to operate. Use the air conditioner during the heat of the day, but when the cool night arrives, shut off the air conditioner and open the windows. That may not be safe if you live in a ground floor apartment in the city, but if you have windows above the ground floor opening them at night will cool your house and save on your air conditioning bill. As the day warms up, shut your windows to retain the cooler air, and when it gets warm start your air conditioner.
You may find that you don’t need your air conditioner until very late in the day, so don’t run it all day long, and save money.