Summer Tips for Staying Cool while Saving Energy and Money!

Summer is slowly creeping up on us and with it comes the warmer temperatures. Here are a few tips to keep cool on a budget. 

  • Take advantage of the cool evenings. Open windows and doors with screens to bring the inside temperature down.
  • During the day make sure to close up your house and draw blinds and drapes so the house stays darker and thus cooler.
  • Use ceiling or room fans, this will allow you to set the thermostat higher because the air movement will cool the room.
  • Turn up your Thermostat when you are not home. Look into a programmable thermostat, to be able set certain temperatures at certain times of day.
  • Replace your air conditioner filters. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit.
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