We all want a little advantage whenever the hot summer months are upon us. We thought we’d offer some useful advice to get you through the dog days of summer, be they in July or August! Here are some handy tips to remember that will take the edge off of the heat:
- You can increase your air conditioning unit’s efficiency by 5 percent to 10 percent if you provide shade for your room or central A/C.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR says that changing your heating and cooling system’s air filter every 3 months gives your system a much easier time in keeping rooms cool.
- Family Handyman reveals that nearly 30 percent of unwanted heat comes from your windows, and if you properly use shades and curtains you can save almost 7 percent on your bills because you’ll be lowering your indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees!