April 28, 2014
- Switch your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction In the summer to push the air downward to cool the room
- Have Long Energy give your AC tune-up. Running an inefficient AC system can result in high monthly bills. Plus, you could qualify for a rebate. Clean your AC’s air filters at least once a month to keep your system running at peak performance.
- Make sure your AC has a rating – or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) – of 15. Not only will your AC be more efficient, you could also be eligible for a rebate up to $300.
- Block the sun from overheating your home! Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes.
- Open interior doors so that cooled air flows freely throughout your home.
- Repair leaky ducts to reduce heating and cooling costs and qualify for a rebate up to $120 toward repairs.
- Check for household leaks to make sure air isn’t escaping through openings such as fireplace dampers, doors and windows.
- Decorate for a cooler home by hanging light-colored curtains that allow light to enter a room while blocking some of the sun’s rays, and light-colored paint to reflect heat.
- Close unused air vents. If you have central AC you can close air vent in rooms you’re not using so you’re not paying to cool them.
- Raise the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees to save on your cooling costs and install a programmable thermostat to adjust your temperature during the day. Make saving automatic: Set your thermostat fan switch to “auto” to save energy. Leaving it in the “on” position keeps air running constantly.
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