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5 Tips to Keep Cooling Costs From Heating Up

June 1, 2017

When you read a blog or an article online, what is the number one thing you are looking for? We are going to assume it is tips to help you save money and that is exactly what we are going to do here. Continue reading along to learn how you can cut cooling costs this summer»

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Improve Planting
Most of the heat that we feel in our homes is radiating from our roof and then down through our windows as the day goes on. We can block out this heat and cause a lower natural temperature by planting trees strategically throughout your property. According to the U.S Department of Energy, proper planting can increase your A/C efficiency by up to 10%.

Turn it Down
Remember when we told you to lower your thermostat in the winter and you could save 3% for every degree you you slash off? The exact opposite is true in the summer. Keeping your thermostat at 73°F instead of 70°F can save you up to 9% on your cooling costs. If you plant properly, you’ll likely still be able to sit at a nice comfortable temperature.

Go Old School
The key to remaining cool in all areas of your home is the proper use of fans. If you live in a two story home, you should be running fans on your top floor and leaving windows open on the bottom. If you live in a one story home or apartment, you should close windows near the fan and leave windows in other rooms open for circulation.

Basement Parties
Cold air sinks and your basement is also not exposed to direct sunlight– making it the perfect spot to chill over the summer. We don’t have to tell you this though, just head down to your basement and feel the difference.

Become a Grillmaster
Cooking on the stovetop can raise the average temperature in your home from anywhere between 3-10°F. You don’t want that! It’s way too hot out there already. Take a portable fan out to the grill with you bring a lawnchair and grill up a delicious meal without roasting yourself in the process.

Here at Rooter MD Plumbing & Heating, we want to make sure you are the best homeowner you can be! You don’t wanna spend more than what is necessary and you want to maintain efficiency for the sake of the environment. These tips will help you do that!

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