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Posted on: August 24, 2023


Boy its Hot

Phew – it’s hot!  With the sweltering heat and hotter temperatures, consider reducing your energy consumption is critical.

Here are some tips to battle the weather and stay cool.

  •  Avoid using appliances during the day (like oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer)
  • Only do full loads of laundry and dishes. Consider using cool settings.
  • Keep shades and curtains drawn
  • Take short, cool showers
  • Turn off all unnecessary electronics
  • Use all window coverings.
  • Monitor the thermostat and household temperatures and raise your thermostat to 78 degrees F or higher. (each degree of extra cooling will increase energy usage 6%-8%)
  • Programmable thermostats can save a household about $100 per year.
  • Consider turning your HVAC system off when you are not at home.
  • Clear all ducts and vents to maximize cool air.
  • Close doors of rooms that are not in use.
  • Change your HVAC filters regularly.
  • Your ceiling fans should run counterclockwise to help circulate cool air.

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