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Ways To Keep Your Home Cool

These triple digit temps are brutal. But cranking up the air not only costs you money in utility bills, but it also decreases the efficiency of your unit. Let us share some ways to keep your home cool…efficiently & effectively!

Reduce & Reflect

One of the ways to keep your home cool is to reduce the amount of sunlight that enters your home. The ultraviolet radiation and infrared heat quickly travels through windows, so it’s important to reflect as much of that light away from your home as possible. You can do this by keeping your drapes closed as much as possible. If you are considering exterior renovations, think about building a type of awning or covering; or consider landscaping such as shrubs or trees.


Doors and windows are one of the most significant areas of loss, washings as much as 30% of the energy used in our homes. While insulation is an upfront investment, it will pay for itself. Not only will it reduce your utility bill in the hot months, but in the cold months, too! After insulating, run a bead of caulk along interior and exterior doors and windows to create a seal. This minimizes airflow and keeps your home as comfortable as possible.

Program Your Thermostat

Why keep your home super cool if no one is home? Most AC units can be set to a certain temperature while you’re home, asleep or away. Regulate the temperature of your home, and you can save as much as 10% per year on your utility bill. Simply by setting your thermostat back at least 10% for eight hours! Learn more about how to program your thermostat in our blog!

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