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What Can I Do to Conserve Energy when Cooling My Home?

Green energy is an effective way to keep your home cool while cutting energy usage.

Closing the blinds

When it comes to green energy and conserving energy in your home, there are many options available to today’s consumer. Whether you are taking small steps to save energy or you are ready to go all the way with an environmentally friendly HVAC, the choice is up to you.

Here are ways you can incorporate green energy into your home’s climate control this summer:

  • Closing blinds and letting the curtains down during the sun’s peak hours or even on the sides of your home where the sun is strongest depending on the time of day can give your cooling system a helping hand in energy savings. If the sun isn’t pounding in through the windows increasing the indoor temperatures, your A/C doesn’t have to work so hard.
  • Utilizing fans, whether they are ceiling fans or standing fans, the air flow not only helps cool you down with the 4 degree difference effect, but also, you are circulating your home’s cool air and stirring up any warm air to reduce warm air pockets that can give the cool air a run for its money. Mix it up to help keep energy down!
  • Making sure your air ducts are properly and tightly sealed is a great way to conserve energy, as 10-30% of your precious paid-for cool air can be lost due to leaky air ducts.
  • By installing a programmable or smart thermostat you take control of the temperature of your home. You decide when it cools, where it cools, and how much it cools. These types of energy conserving options can drastically cut energy usage as well as energy bills.

Click this link to contact the energy saving experts at G & M Service today to learn about all your top green energy cooling options this summer.

by: Phil Smith

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