Easy Ways to Boost your Energy Savings this Summer

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Ohio Home Comfort offers tips to help Cleveland-area homeowners save money during warmer weather.

The frigid temperatures may have fooled Cleveland residents that winter is still here, but summer is right around the corner. Giving some consideration to home energy usage during the spring and taking steps to improve it may just help everyone save a few bucks this summer.

  • A spring maintenance checkup can help prevent any major air conditioning issues from occurring and can ensure that air conditioning units function efficiently. If something is broken, schedule AC repair in Cleveland before the hot weather hits. An air conditioning that doesn't function properly will not cool a home efficiently and it may even decrease the life of the unit.
  • Add window coverings. They will not only boost the look of a room and add privacy, but they may also help keep a home cooler during the summer. Many companies make blinds, shades, and curtains specifically designed to improve energy efficiency. Window coverings not only block sunlight but they can also create a layer of insulation that will keep hot air out and cool air in. Focus on windows that get direct sunlight during the day and keep the windows covered during the warmest times. Window treatments specifically designed to improve energy efficiency will also help save money during the winter, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners.
  • Invest in ceiling fans for high-use rooms. Ceiling fans can make rooms feel cooler and may allow you to set your thermostat at a warmer setting. Ceiling fans should be turned off when the room is not in use as they do nothing to impact the actual temperature of the room.

For more information on getting your home ready for summer, Cleveland residents are encouraged to contact Ohio Home Comfort at http://www.ohiohomecomfort.com/.

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