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Staying cool with energy savings tips

June 9, 2022

Keep the Heat Out Keep the Cool Air In
  • Cover your windows (especially those facing south) during the day with light-colored shades and you could save 10-25% on cooling costs.
  • Move furnishings away from floor or return air vents.
  • Plant a tree outside to provide shade for your home.
  • Repair and apply weather strips to prevent air leaks in your home. Nearly 10-25% of energy used to cool homes escapes via leaks.
  • Add attic insulation if the joists are showing.
  • Have your HVAC system serviced or tuned-up annually to maximize efficiency and comfort.
  • Seal leaking ductwork throughout your home. Nearly 20% of air moving through duct systems is lost to leaks.
  • Replace your HVAC filter every month.
  • Install a smart thermostat, which automatically adjusts to energy saving temperatures.
  • Setting your thermostat five degrees higher can save you 20% on cooling costs.
  • Install ceiling fans to circulate cool air.
  • Install awnings on windows that get excessive sun in the late afternoon.
  • Avoid using heat-producing appliances such as ovens or dryers during the hottest parts of the day.



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