Keep the Energy Costs Down in Your Cincinnati Home With These Simple Tasks
by Greg Leisgang on June 24, 2013
Posted in: Energy Savings
Temperatures will soar in Cincinnati this summer, and it's a good idea to reevaluate the cost to efficiently cool your home. In addition to dispelling myths about energy savings, you should remember that about half the energy you use in your home is dedicated to keeping it cool. You can cut your energy costs and stay cool with some simple tasks that you can do yourself.
- Keep the unit clean. Dirty filters lead to decreased airflow and wasted energy because the unit will have to work harder. You should check the filter every month during the winter and summer, and you should change it at least every three months.
- Make use of blinds. Blocking the sunlight with blinds, shades or curtains dramatically reduces the temperature in rooms during the summer, especially those with windows facing the sunrise.
- Consider replacing your cooling system with Energy Star-qualified equipment. You can effectively cut your annual energy costs by using equipment that's designed to use less energy and operate at reduced noise levels.
- Program the thermostat. When you're at work, give the air conditioner a much-needed break by programming the thermostat to a higher temperature.
- Schedule an inspection of your air conditioning system. A certified technician can perform an annual checkup to make sure the system's free from problems, such as leaking.
For more expert advice on how to keep your energy costs down in your home, contact Tri-County Heating and Cooling. We've been serving the Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area for 40 years.
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