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Keep Your Upstairs Cooler In The Summer By Adopting One Easy Habit
Your HVAC has to work overtime to keep your home cool during the summer. You can help keep heat and costs down by not running heat-generating appliances before 8 p.m. on hot days.
Using appliances like dryers, water heaters, and ovens produces a lot of heat. Since heat rises, your upstairs gets hotter, so your HVAC has to do more to
reduce temperatures.
Shifting your daily activities like cooking dinner, doing laundry, or bathing kids to earlier in the day can help maintain your quality of life while saving on electricity costs.
If your schedule doesn’t allow for that, consider using an air fryer, instant pot, or microwave for meal prep, as smaller appliances generate less heat than larger ones.
Other ways to reduce heat include using the exhaust fan after a shower to dissipate steam, running your washer or dryer on lower settings, or air-drying your clothes.