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How To Save Money On Cooling Costs

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Why do you continue to crank the AC unit and waste all of your hard earned money on energy bills? Instead, utilize alternate ways of cooling your home that you might’ve not thought of. Doing so can save your money and increase the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Sun Block
When the sun is shining its bright rays of sunshine into your home it’s actually increasing the temperature of that room. To avoid this, install a set of blinds and sun blocking curtains; darker colors work best. Focus more on the west side of your home because the sun will be peaking through these windows during the hottest times of the day.

Appliance Itinerary
Household appliances use a lot of energy which results in a lot of excess heat released into your home. Appliances such as ovens, clothes dryers, and dishwashers will all increase the temperature in your home. Save your daily chores that involve these appliances for the cooler times of the day, like after the sun goes down.

Whirlwind of Air
While ceiling fans don’t generate cool air they do help circulate any cool air that is in the house. Whether your windows are open or your AC unit is at a higher temperature, the ceiling fan is the perfect compliment. Set it to spin in a counterclockwise direction so the cool air will blow downwards.

Who says you have to spend insane amounts of money on your energy bills each month? To further your savings, service your HVAC system and household appliances to make them more energy efficient. To learn more, or to schedule a service, contact Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling at (203) 303-5700.