A TIKTOKER shared an affordable DIY cooling solution.
Cooling systems are one of the main causes of high energy costs.
During hot summer months, it can cost hundreds of dollars to keep a home cool throughout the day.
On TikTok, one savvy shopper shared a product that helps him keep his home cool for just $60.
The user (@tiktokshopunboxing) said in the video that his son’s room is always hot and stuffy, especially in July.
In TikTok Shop, the app’s newest feature, he found a socket fan that simply screws into the socket of a light bulb for easy, instant cooling.
He said the energy-efficient fan was “shockingly powerful” and wouldn’t increase his electric bill.
It comes with a remote control to control the fan speed and light, as well as an extension cable for anyone who wants to use it in a recessed socket.
People in the comments were impressed with the purchase.
“This is causing more electricians to go out of business,” one person wrote.
Another added: “I have three lights in my bathroom. I took out the middle one and installed this fan. Best purchase ever!!!”
“I live in a rented apartment and I definitely like the idea of taking it with me when I move,” a third person wrote.
The fan’s blades measure about 16 inches from tip to tip, and the LED light attached to it is about four inches wide.
According to U.S. Department of Energy reports, air conditioning uses 6 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S. and costs homeowners over $29 billion annually.
Make sure your home is properly insulated and sealed to keep temperatures consistent throughout the year.
Energy Star estimates that an airtight attic and additional insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs by 15 percent each year.
It is a simple task that can be completed without hiring a contractor.
If the floor joints are visible in the attic, more insulation is most likely required. There should be at least 5 cm of insulation on the floor.
You can also patch holes around the plumbing pipe in the attic with fiberglass and spray foam to prevent heat from escaping in the winter and flowing in during the summer.
There may also be gaps in the recessed light that can be covered with an insulating cap that is placed over the light and secured in place.
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