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Heating and Cooling Misconceptions You Should Know This Summer

In addition to the rising temperatures outside, the utility costs to heat and cool your home may increase by as much as 30%! Luckily, if you watch 10TV, you would’ve seen our very own HVAC Team Lead, Kyle Forsythe, providing consumer tips to keep your home cool this summer while helping save you money!

If you missed the segment, don’t worry, we’ve got a run-down and some additional tips from our friendly technicians in the field that you won’t want to miss!

  • Don’t Set Your Thermostat On A Schedule – The energy that you may save by allowing the system to turn off during the day while you go to work may not be enough to save energy when factoring in the cooling needed to bring your house back to a comfortable temperature, depending on the insulation of your home.
  • Schedule Your Routine Maintenance – Routine maintenance, like cleaning your air filters and inspecting your air conditioner, can help keep your machine running at peak efficiency and spot potential problems that could raise your utility bill before it actually does!
  • Draw Your Blinds And Keep The Sun Out Of Your Home – According to the Department of Energy, up to 30% of your home’s energy output is lost through your windows, and 76% of the sunlight entering your home in the summer is comprised of heat energy. Closing your blinds or curtains will help prevent the AC from escaping through your windows while also limiting the heat energy entering your home!
  • Limit Appliance Usage To Evening And Early Mornings – Anything with a motor will add heat to your home. To help offset this in the summer, we recommend running your dishwashers, ovens, dryers and washing machines during the coolest parts of the day to limit the energy needed to offset this heat with AC.

To schedule a routine maintenance visit or receive help on any of the above, you can contact Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative or schedule an appointment online with one of our trained technicians to assess and solve the situation.

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