Things heat up in the summer and for some of us, it heats up so much we are miserable by the time it hits 9 in the morning. Cranking up the AC is a great idea until you are hit with that big, fat, ugly looking energy bill at the end of the month then it’s not such a great idea any more.
That is why I want to share with you How You Can Cool Your House but Keep Energy Costs Down This Summer.
It’s funny how things change as we get older. I remember as a teen I LOVED sun bathing and being outside in the heat. Now even the thought of seeing 100 degrees on my car’s temperate gauge makes me have a massive migraine. Plus me sweating now isn’t exactly a pretty sight.
That is why I typically like to hang indoors until it cools way down in the evenings and I love to have my dear sweet central air on but that doesn’t come without a pretty penny. Running central air isn’t cheap and neither is a swamp cooler, besides I never thought those things actually cooled unless you were sitting right in front of them.
So what exactly is my solution?
It’s to have a Portable Evaporative Cooler!
Now that you know what to use, you might be wondering how to find one that fits the bill…literally. One that cools, uses less energy and doesn’t cost a ton to purchase. I particularly have one in mind and that is the NewAir AF-1000B Portable Evaporative Cooler. ***UPDATE*** I am always honest with you all and just want to point out that in just 4 months of use, this unit has broke. It isn’t worth paying money to ship it (considering how heavy it is) to get it fixed so the unit has become useless. I just want to point this out in case any of you have a similar issue or decide to go with another unit. I loved it while it worked just think it should have lasted longer.
This cooler is an efficient way to cool areas in your home without the skyrocketed cost associated with traditional methods of cooling. This cooler also contains filters that help purify the air as it cools leaving dust mites and pollens away from the air you and your family breathe. Perfect for families like mine that suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma.
One of my favorite features is the portability of this unit. Despite it’s size, it can cool areas up to 300 square feet and when you need another area cool, it can easily be moved by pushing it (since it’s on wheels) into another room to cool that area within your home. You can easily adjust how cool you want it to get by using the cooling feature (you can add ice to the water bay for an extra cold cooling session), allowing it to oscillate, and even set a timer for how long you want the unit to stay on (for up to 10 hours at a time). Did I mention all this programming can be done by a handy remote that is included with the unit? Cool right?
Aside from all the amazing features, the unit is very cost-effective. For starters, the unit costs less than $200 including shipping. Secondly, it does not require a compressor or any fancy equipment to keep it running. It solely relies on water and electricity to run. In fact, water isn’t even necessary if you choose not to use it, the unit will still operate just fine. For the electricity it does use, it requires much less than many of the appliances in your home saving you on monthly electric bills.
I have personally been using this unit to cool our basement for a few weeks now. I have found it to be a great unit to run throughout the night. It has also been a great way to cool our house and help keep those migraines from coming on due to the heat here in Utah. I am prone to heat induced headaches…YUCK!
The only downside that I have experienced is with the manual included with the cooler. When I first received the unit, it was difficult to understand if the unit needed to be assembled in any way prior to use. I have spoken with the company and they are in the process of updating the manuals but wanted to point that out in case you purchase one and have the same experience with the manual as I did.
So again, if you are wanting to beat the heat this summer but would rather spend that cash on a vacation than a high electricity bill, a portable evaporative cooler may just be the solution for you! You can find the NewAir Portable Evaporative Cooler on Amazon, Home Depot, and Air & Water.
Want to see this in action? Check out the short video below of an overview of the NewAir AF-1000B Portable Evaporative Cooler.
What is your favorite way to keep cool in the summer?
Disclosure: I received a NewAir portable cooler in exchange for this publication. The opinions expressed remain my own.