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How Outdoor Shade Can Help Your Air Conditioner

When it comes to the blazing summer heat, it's not only humans who benefit from seeking cool shady areas. Your home as well as your outdoor ac unit both appreciate the shade and once you start taking advantage of the benefits, your wallet will appreciate it too! See below to find out how you can save on energy bills this season by utilizing outdoor shade. Take a second to think about how warm the air surrounding the outdoor unit of your air conditioner is in the middle of summer. Now combine that warm air with the sun's powerful rays and it's no wonder some cooling systems struggle a bit. But you can help it out drastically by creating shade for the unit as well as for your home. The U.S. Department of Energy states that shading your air conditioner with trees can make it up to 10 percent more efficient. And if you plant some leafy shrubs around your home to protect it from the sun, you can see energy savings upwards of $250 in a given year. Sounds nice, right? If you decide to add shade around the condenser, we do recommend leaving space around the unit for airflow. We also suggest keeping bushes and shrubs cut back so that leaves and other debris doesn't find its way in. It's not fun to have a problem with your cooling system. You don't want to think about it. You just expect to be cool and comfortable on hot summer days. That's why our family, serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for 150 years, is 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. A system that meets your expectations and fits your budget. Call Rusk Heating & Cooling today and we'll help you find the perfect system for your Northern Kentucky home.