Everyone wants to know how to lower home energy costs. This is especially true when seasons change and summer heat rears its ugly head.
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As temperatures begin to rise here in Covington, 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.