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Tips for Lowering Your Cooling and Heating Costs

ENERGY.GOV OFFERS SOME ADVICE ON SIMPLE ACTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU AND YOUR WALLET BEAT THE HEAT.


Install and set a programmable thermostat. It could help you save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs a year.



Use a fan. Ceiling fans will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without impacting comfort.



Insulate your attic and walls. Also, seal cracks and opening to prevent warm air from leaking into your home. In the winter, this will also help keep the cold air out and keep your home comfortable.



Insulate and seal ducts. Air loss through ducts accounts for about 30 percent of a cooling system's energy consumption.



Don't heat your home with appliances. On hot days, consider using an outdoor grill instead of your own.



Cover your windows. Install energy-efficient window coverings that let natural light in and prevent solar heat gain.



Use the bathroom fan when taking a shower or bath and a range hood when cooking. These will help remove heat and humidity from your home.



Buy an ENERGY STAR-qualified AC unit. On average, they're up to 15% more efficient than standard models.



Schedule annual maintenance. Annual maintenance can help improve your comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner while prolonging the life of your unit. The Kennedy Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance Program will help ensure your system runs year round without you having to worry about your system until it's too late! Contact Kennedy Air Conditioning of Greater Little Rock, AR today.



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