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5 Tips to Help Reduce Air Conditioning Costs this Summer

July 18, 2018
A Winnipeg resident turning down their air conditioner

During a Winnipeg heat wave you may be forced to choose between increasing your hydro bill by running your air conditioner on high, or major discomfort due to the sweltering weather. 

However, you can eliminate the need to make this decision altogether and get the best of both worlds by taking a few simple steps to cool your home.


Using your oven during a heat wave will likely make your residence unbearably hot. Avoid having to crank the air conditioning by cooking your meals on an outdoor grill instead. Not only will this keep your house cooler, but you’ll also get a delicious meal out of it.

Manage Curtains and Windows

During the day, close the blinds to keep things cool. If you don’t block sunlight from entering your home, your house’s temperature will inevitably go up. You can even purchase blackout curtains to insulate the rooms more effectively.

Make Good Use of Fans
Turn on the fans in your kitchen and bathroom to remove the heat produced by cooking or showering. If you have ceiling fans, you can set these to rotate counter-clockwise. The air moving over your skin will help evaporate sweat and pull heat from your body.

Lower Your Body Temperature
Cooling down your home is one way to combat a heat wave, but you could also try lowering your body temperature. By preparing cold drinks, applying cool compresses and wearing seasonal clothing, you’ll find the heat much more tolerable.

Maintain Your Air Conditioning
Of course, even if you take these extra measures to keep your home cool, you’ll still want the central air conditioner in your Winnipeg home to be maintained and left in good working condition. If you notice any issues with your system, be sure to contact a HVAC technician as soon as possible so that necessary replacements or repairs can be carried out.

Winnipeg Air Conditioning Services
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