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Cooling Hacks

Cooling Hacks

Creating a comfortable and conducive environment in a house setting is the desire of every homeowner. Additionally, we seek methods to reduce energy costs due to cooling systems, especially environmentally friendly ones. Cooling your home in an efficient and cost-effective manner is the dream.

Here’s how to remodel your home and outdoor environment ingeniously to mitigate energy loss and keep a green home:

The Truth Behind Air Conditioner Efficiency

Air conditioning systems' effectiveness does not directly correlate with the size of the appliance. The key factors to completing successful cooling cycles in your home are the size of your house and the number of people that live in your home. To ensure you have the right size system in your home, contact your local HVAC professionals for AC system analysis!

Additionally, if you are in need of an AC replacement, look for an Energy Star recommended air conditioner, as these systems reduce energy consumption by up to 10%! Air conditioners following the guidelines of Energy Star reduce greenhouse emissions as well.

Lastly, go with a central air conditioning system, as cooling your entire home on one system will reduce energy consumption by up to 20%!

Use Your Ceiling Fans

Using your ceiling fans will allow you to increase the temperature input on your thermostat. This will help save you on monthly utility bills while maintaining a cool indoor climate. Simply ensure your ceiling fan is rotating counterclockwise to decrease the felt temperature in that room!

Take Your Cooking Outside 

Move your cooking sessions outdoors! This will reduce humidity within your home, inherently reducing the felt temperature in your home. This is a great way to reduce AC use during the summer, saving you money on your monthly cooling costs! 

Landscaping Designs

Homeowners can reduce energy consumption incurred in cooling efforts by planting trees. However, you must strategically locate these trees to establish efficient home cooling properties. Place trees in locations where they will cast shade onto your property! Experts recommend planting deciduous trees, since they are full during summer, reducing sun rays penetration, and lose their leaves during the winter months, allowing for light to come through and heat your home when you need it. This will naturally lower your home’s base temperature, making your cooling efforts easier!

For AC installation, repairs, and maintenance, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (717) 207-9952! We have implemented the recommended CDC guidelines to ensure our services are safe for both our clients and our technicians!

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