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It's Oh So Hot!! - Saving Energy

It's been a very hot this Summer so far and I'll bet some of you are dreading your next energy billl. 

Here are few tips that should help you reduce that bill a bit next time.

  • Open the house up and let it breathe when the outside temperature falls below 75 degrees. It will help cool down the interior and the structure.
  • When the temp returns above 75, turn yoru AC back on. 
  • keep your thermostat at  77-78 degrees when in AC mode. Air this temp that is properly dehumidiied by your system will be a welcomed relief when the out side temps soar into the 90s or more.
  • Wash clothes and run the dishwasher when the AC is off. Early morning and late at night will reduce the load on your system and excess humidity can be vented outside when the house is open and not beign conditioned.
  • Limit your use of the oven and cooktop to hours when you have the windows open and always use a venthood that exhausts to the outside. Plan warm weather meals such as salads, fruits and other non cooked alternatives. 
  • Fire up that grille and cook outside. what's better than fressh hanberger or a steak with some grilled vegatblles?
  • Make sure you use the vent fan when showering or bathing to remove the excess moisture to the outside.
  • Drink lots of water. You will avoid dehyration and and it will help you stay cool.

Enjoy your summer and get out there and have some fun.


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