How to Cool Your Home With Energy Efficiency
Time to Prep for the Summer Season and staying cool.
With high temps in the 80s over the past few weeks here in Virginia, there’s no question that Spring and Summer are on their way into the region. And with that, it means time to get outside and start working on the house for some energy efficiency cooling measures.
Cutting the grass, mulching, weed-pulling, repainting the mailbox, and cleaning your gutters are all on the high priority list.
But this year, add a few more to the list:
1. Change your air filters.
2. Plant deciduous trees near your AC unit, to cool the air that your unit uses.
3. Check around your house for cracks and leaks (Can you see light through the crevice around your door? You might need some weather stripping).
4. Check to make sure the insulation under your house hasn’t fallen out from the floor joists.
5. Clean your ceiling fan blades, and make sure the air is blowing downwards when the fan is on.
6. Change your light bulbs to CFL lights (Think about all the money you can save!).
7. Open your foundation vents.
And here is our popular video on Summer Energy Savings Tips.
Posted by Stephen, www.dom.com
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