• Yelp
  • Google+
  • search
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  808-597-8585

6 Tips To Keep Cool This Summer

how-to-save-money-this-summer-by-reducing-your-electric-billJune through October are the hottest months in Hawaii, and utility bills can climb by 30%-50% during summertime. Hawaii plumbing companies will often leverage your rising electric bills into a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel, but if you haven't decided on remodeling your home yet, here are 6 easy tips to keep your home cool this summer and save you money.

1.) Before deciding to run your air-conditioner unit, open all windows to allow for cross-ventilation from Hawaii's cooling trade winds.

2.) Swap out older incandescent light bulbs with newer, cooler, and much more efficient compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs. On average, CFL's use 75% less energy and produce significantly less heat.

3.) Run all ceiling fan units so air is down drafting toward the floor; this will create a 'wind chill' effect making you and your home feel cooler. Utilizing your fans rather than an air conditioning unit can save you up to $72 per month.

4.) Use tinted solar window film, awnings or blinds on all south and west facing windows to block out the afternoon sun. Solar window film is capable of reducing 80% of the suns incoming heat.

5.) Plant trees and shrubs if possible on the south and west facing sides of your home. Trees and shrubs placed appropriately in your yard can cool your home by up to 40%.

6.) Keep cool air in by closing all windows and doors while running your air conditioner. Having a single partially open window can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner by up to 50%.

If you are considering a home renovation for your Hawaii property, contact the home renovation specialists at Kamaaina Plumbing: 808-597-8585

Recent posts

  • Call Hawaii's Plumbing Experts
    As a rule of thumb, it is always ideal to hire a plumbing expert when...
  • Top 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Renovations in Hawaii
    Renovating your home can improve its comfort and cut its running cost....
  • Kamaaina Plumbing Tip of the Week:
    Ensure there is no standing water gathering in or adjacent to your fou...
  • Quality means doing it right even when no one is looking.
    Henry Ford
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4