Steamboat’s summers aren’t long compared to some locations, but they can still get pretty darn hot. Simple changes such as moving lamps away from thermostats can keep your house cool and save you hundreds of dollars. Below are some money — and energy — saving tips that will help keep you cool this summer.
Get the most from your air conditioning
- Open windows and use portable or ceiling fans instead of operating your air conditioner. Even mild air movement of 1 mph can make you feel three or four degrees cooler. Make sure your ceiling fan is turned for summer — you should feel the air blown downward.
- Use a fan with your window air conditioner to spread the cool air through your home.
- Without blocking air flow, shade your outside compressor. Change air filters monthly during the summer.
- Use a programmable thermostat with your air conditioner to adjust…
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