6 Creative Ways to Stay Cool this Summer

6 Creative Ways to Stay Cool this Summer atlas butler columbus ohio

July is usually the month in Columbus when temperatures and humidity are at their peaks, with little relief in sight, even from our overworked air conditioners. While standing in front of the freezer and running the AC unit at full blast does provide some comfort, here are six creative ways to stay cool this summer with minimal effort and quick results.

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What is A/C Refrigerant?

The key to delivering cool air through an air conditioning system is the refrigerant. Every HVAC system requires refrigerant to convert the hot air into cool air which blows through our vents. During cooling, refrigerant runs between the indoor and outdoor components of each unit. Understanding the importance of choosing and maintaining the right type of refrigerant will allow your system to operate efficiently.

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4 Ways Landscaping Can Reduce Energy Costs

4 Ways Landscaping Can Reduce Energy Costs atlas butler columbus ohio

 

Landscaping is a hobby many people in Columbus enjoy because of our ever-changing climate. Columbus can accommodate many varieties of sun and shade plants, and even tropical species because of the summer heat we experience. While the sun is good for crops and gardens, there is one thing it definitely impacts- home energy costs. Many people overlook functional landscape when planning a garden, as well as the effects it can have on home energy bills. From small shrubs to tall maple trees, here are four ways landscape can reduce your energy costs this summer.

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Portable Dehumidifiers vs. Whole-House Dehumidifiers

Portable vs. Whole-Home Dehumidifiers atlas butler columbus ohio

 

Summers in Columbus, Ohio can be exceptionally muggy and that moisture inevitably sneaks you’re your home. Excessive humidity can cause a number of problems for home and causes uncomfortable living conditions. Many people decide to buy a dehumidifier, but are not sure of the difference between a whole-home dehumidifier and a portable dehumidifier. For many homeowners, the lower cost of a portable dehumidifier is enticing; however, there are some reasons why a portable humidifier might not be a better choice than a whole-home system in the long run.

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When Do You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

When do you need to replace your a-c infographic checklist atlas butler columbus ohio

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioning maintenance. Many people will only need a simple tune-up, but some homeowners might need more than a quick checkup. How do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system? This infographic is a great checklist you can use to determine if it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

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