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Spring & Summer Tips

Here are a few tips from the Energy Experts you can use this summer to stay cool and comfortable at the lowest possible cost.

  • Check for proper insulation in the attic and floors and good seals around doors, windows and ductwork.


  • Check and clean or replace climate control system filters.


  • Keep blinds or curtains drawn where the sun is hitting your house the hardest. This reflects heat away from the interior.


  • As much as possible, use heat producing appliances early or late in the day. Such appliances include clothes dryers, dishwashers, and ovens.


  • Use fans to circulate air. Make sure the blades are set to rotate in the proper direction for the season.


  • Choose the highest comfortable thermostat setting. For each degree you raise the thermostat, you can reduce the cost of cooling your home by as much as three percent.




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