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Beating The Summer Heat 101

Posted on Sunday, April 19 2015

As the summer temperature rises, it’s likely your electric bill will, as well. Being conscious of your air conditioning usage while taking a few quick, simple steps to ensure you’re getting the most out of your unit could make a huge difference in your electrical spending.

Here are a few steps to keeping cool, economically:

  • Don’t use your air conditioner more than necessary.
  • Don’t cool rooms that aren’t occupied.
  • Keep your air conditioning unit out of direct sunlight.
  • Change the air filter once a month during warmer months.
  • Allow the air conditioning to “breath,” free of furniture or draperies.
  • Keep windows and shades closed while the air conditioner is on.
  • Use storm windows.
  • When weather allows, turn off the air conditioning and open windows.
  • Reduce heat in-house during the day time: avoid cooking, bathing and laundry.
  • Keep your air conditioner off during the day, set a timer.

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