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How to Lower Home Energy Costs

Everyone wants to know how to lower home energy costs. This is especially true when seasons change and summer heat rears its ugly head.


As temperatures begin to rise here in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana, you'll want to keep the following tips in mind:
  • Close all windows and doors when the air conditioner is on
  • Check for air duct leaks
  • Make sure no ducts or vents are blocked
  • Reseal damaged weatherstripping
  • Replace older windows with low-E glass
  • Keep storm windows closed
  • Draw shades and curtains to reduce heat from the sun
  • Install awnings or plant trees to provide shade to south-facing windows
  • Keep furniture a few inches away from walls to promote air circulation
  • Only turn on the lights when you need them
  • Turn off all appliances when not in use
  • Avoid firing up the oven during the daytime
  • Run dishwashers, washing machines and dryers in the evening
  • Keep an eye on window condensation, which is a sign off excess humidity
  • Install ceiling fans, and only use them when you're in the room
For more ideas on how to lower home energy costs, contact Rusk Heating & Cooling today! We're dedicated to assisting you in finding a dependable, high-quality indoor comfort system that operates safely, can lower your monthly cost, reduce indoor air pollutants, and regulate temperature and humidity.

Greater Cincinnati: 513-771-4040 | Indiana: 812-926-3939 | Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414

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