No matter where you live, you'll want your living spaces to be a comfortable temperature without increasing your energy bills. This is particularly true in the warmer months, which is why we've compiled a list of some simple eco-friendly strategies to help you stay cool while cutting your air conditioning (AC) costs.
When you begin to build your new home, make sure that you talk with your builder about how they can use energy-efficient materials and strategies so you can easily control the indoor temperature in your new home.
Depending on your geography, you'll want the appropriate cooling system for your new home. Read about the many different choices before making your investment:
Central air conditioning
The most popular air conditioning system is central air. This is where a special fluid called a refrigerant circulates between an indoor coil and an outdoor condenser with a compressor. The refrigerant cools and dehumidifies the air and then the air is blown through ducts into the house.
You can utilize Mother Nature to your advantage by learning various weather patterns. For example, many coastal areas have a predictable onshore sea breeze. You can funnel that breeze into your house by opening your windows and it will flush heat out of it on the other side.