As the summer days get hotter, you may be looking for ways to cool your home without using the air conditioner or racking up large energy bills.
In a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty, Human Resources shares tips to help keep indoor temperatures down:
- Keep blinds and curtains closed, especially on south and west-facing windows.
- If you have a ceiling fan, set its speed to high and rotation to push the air straight down.
- Close doors and vents in rooms you are not using to keep the cool air where you need it most and not waste energy on unoccupied spaces.
- Place a shallow bowl or pan of ice in front of a fan to create a cooling breeze.
- Switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent or LED bulbs.