There’s so much to love about sunny Gainesville, Florida, but summer temperatures get hot! If you’ve ever lowered the thermostat in your home just trying to keep cool, you know what it’s like to feel relief at the expense of your wallet.
So, what can you do when you want to be comfortable inside your home, but you also want an affordable utility bill? As part of our “Luxury Included Standard” promise to every new GW Homes homeowner, each home includes sustainable features like eco-friendly, “healthy” insulation, a quality fresh air duct to HVAC unit, recessed, sealed LED light fixture choices, and many other smarter home features that not only respect the environment, but help keep you and your family comfortable year round.
Even if you already live in one of our energy-efficient homes, there are several actions you can personally take to save as much money as possible while keeping you and your family comfortable.
Check out these tips for staying cool during Gainesville’s hot summer months:
- Cook Strategically: Early to mid-morning is when the day is at its coolest. So if you know you’ve got a meal to cook, do it then. Opt for hearty summer salads, cold soups, rice bowls, and other dishes a few nights a week to take the heat out of the kitchen. Better yet, cook outside to prepare healthy, delicious meals al fresco!
- Nest Smart Thermostat Efficiency: A few-degree difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures means a lower cooling bill. With our smarter home technology and our Nest Smart Thermostat, you’ll be able to control the temperature in your home quickly and efficiently – even from your smartphone!
- Ditch the Electronics: If you’ve ever touched an electronic device after it’s been on for a while, then you know how hot they can become. So, when your electronics aren’t in use, unplug them to help prevent the generation of excess heat inside your home.
Our commitment to building quality homes that respect the environment and lower your utility bill proves our dedication to you, your family, and our planet. For more information on our homes and communities, please visit our community page, stop by the Amariah Park Information Center, or give us a call at 352-373-1724. We can’t wait to partner with you on this incredible new home journey!