3 Thrifty Ways To Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer

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When your child is home during summer vacation, it can be tempting to crank up your air conditioning. You want your kids to feel cool and comfortable, but you do not want to spend a fortune on your utility bill. Finding a balance is the solution to this problem. Set your AC at a reasonable temperature, and explore some thrifty way to keep your children feeling comfortable. This post offers three simple tips for staying cool without breaking the bank.

Use Peppermint To Power Through The Heat

  • Add peppermint leaves to your child's ice water. The cooling sensation makes for an extra refreshing drink. You can also add a bit of lemon or lime juice for a yummy yet healthy beverage.

  • Use a few drops of peppermint oil in your child's bath and toiletries. Bath time can be dreadful during the hot summer months. Adding a few drops of peppermint oil into bath water, soap, and lotion can make your child's skin feel cool and refreshed.

Place Box Fans In Windows For Natural Venting

  • Make sure to use two box fans. You will need one to vent cool air into your home and one to vent warm air out of your home. 

  • Use this method on cooler evenings. This tip is best when it is cooler outside than it is inside, and this is most common at night or during the early mornings.

Get Your Air Conditioner Inspected By A Contractor

This one sounds kind of odd, right? Spending money on an air conditioner inspection may seem counterproductive when you are trying to save money. However, there are many money-saving benefits that stem from a professional inspection by a contractor. For example:

  • A contractor may notice problems that cause your air conditioning system to work inefficiently. When these problems are fixed, your system can easily blow cool air without the need to lower the temperature.

  • A contractor can give you advice that may save you money. For example, he or she may tell you when to change your filters. You can also get information on what signs to keep an eye out for that may indicate your system is not working properly.

As you can see, investing a little money into an air conditioner inspection and repair can save you money in the long run. Simply get in touch with a contractor to see what they can do for you. To learn more, contact a company like Kohl Heating & Air Conditioning

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