How to Keep Your House Cool for Less

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With another heat wave right around the corner I thought I would share some tips to keep your house cool while keeping costs low.

  1. Be sure to place your furniture in a spot that won’t restrict airflow. For example you don’t want the cool air blowing into the back of your couch.
  2. Use a fan to keep the air moving. A room that is a couple of degrees warmer but has circulating air will be more comfortable than a room that doesn’t have circulating air.
  3. Use a programmable thermostat so when you aren’t home the air conditioner will run at a warmer temperature and it won’t have to work as hard during the hottest time of the day. Set it at a cooler temperature when your home so you can enjoy the cool air.
  4. Find simple solutions to heat proof your house such as drawing the shades when the sun starts coming in or apply heat-reflecting film to cut down the heat that passes through windows.
  5. Make sure your air conditioner is working properly, is the right size for your home, and, if necessary, replace it with a newer model that uses less energy.

Stay cool this summer!

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