7/11/2016 3:50:19 PM
Keeping our homes cool and comfortable during Minnesota's hot, humid summer months is a challenge for all of us. Many of our daily activities produce heat and moisture inside our homes. But a few simple changes in our routines can reduce temperature and humidity levels, adding comfort while also saving on air conditioning costs:
To learn more about the role of fans in cooling homes, as well as long-term solutions for keeping the heat out (such as window awnings, sunscreens, trees and overhangs), see the Home Cooling section of the Home Energy Guide (pdf). The U.S. Department of Energy also offers tips for keeping homes cool and saving energy.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.