Top 10 Ways to Cut
Summer Electric Use
Act now to beat the summer heat! There are
many things that you, as a homeowner, can do to reduce your
energy bills. Replace your AC or repair duct work and you
can reap the benefits of energy dollar savings all year long!
Today's ACs use 30-50% less electricity than a 15-year old
Ducts in the average home leak 25-30% of air conditioning directly into the attic. Call 974-7827 to learn about our Home Performance with ENERGY STARŪ duct sealing and repair rebates.
solar screens or solar film on windows hit by direct sunlight.
Direct sunlight makes your air conditioner run longer. Solar
screens on windows can block out 60% to 70% of sunlight/heat.
Over time, insulation compresses. The average 15-year
old home needs 5 to 8 additional inches.
a radiant barrier.
A layer of aluminum foil-type material or special paint
across the underside of your attic roof can block out 95%
of the heat radiated through the roof. This upgrade makes
your attic usable and reduces AC runtime.
- Get an
Dust on AC coils reduces cooling effect as air passes over
the coils, causing the unit to run longer than necessary.
or change air filters monthly.
Clean filters decrease your unit's runtime. Filters have
a MERV efficiency rating on the package- the higher the
rating, the better.
standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs
ENERGY STAR® compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) are 66% more efficient, emit 70% less heat, and last six to ten times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
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- Use a
It will automatically adjust the temperature while you're
asleep or away, saving you money. Call us at (877) 549-2774
now for a free, programmable thermostat.
Set your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher this summer.
Each degree cooler than 78 increases your energy use by