8 Ways to Beat The Heat

8 Ways To Beat The Heat

With Memorial Day under our belts and the kiddos officially out of school, summer is practically here. Even though summer has not officially started, we’ve already started feeling those summer temperatures…and guess what? They’re not going anywhere! If you’re looking for some ways to beat the heat this summer, and save on your energy bills, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these 8 energy tips for summer!

1. Shade Your Unit

Reduce energy usage by up to 10% by placing your AC unit in the shade.

2. Improve Ventilation

Let your attic breath by improving ventilation with additional vents. This alone can drop the temperature of your attic by up to 30 degrees!

3. Strategically Place Trees

Did you know you can reduce the temperature of your home by up to 20 degrees by shading with trees? Plant trees on the south side of your home to provide shade in the summer and warmth in the winter.

4. Clean Out The Condensing Unit

By ridding your condensing unit of grass clippings, leaves, and debris, you can allow your A/C to operate much more efficiently.

5. Roof Color

Replacing your roof any time soon? Consider choosing a light-colored roofing material that attracts less heat.

6. Insulate & Seal

By insulating and sealing your home, you could reduce heating and cooling costs by 20%!

7. Cover Windows

Up to 40% of heat buildup comes from the windows. Reduce heat gain by adding shutters, awnings, or shades.

8. Clean & Check

Last, but certainly not least, you should have your air conditioning unit “cleaned and checked” by The Bosworth Company! This service ensures your AC system is ready for the hot months to come. To find out more about our Clean & Check services, contact us or follow this link.

We’re Worth The Call

Need help with any of these energy tips for summer? Contact The Bosworth Company! We can help with any of your home service needs. We’re worth the call.