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Have High Air Conditioning Bills? Reduce the Cost with Blinds

5/28/2017 (Permalink)

Try these tips to keep cooling costs low this season!

If you are having a hard time keeping your cooling costs at a manageable rate in the summer, upgrading the window treatments in your home and utilizing energy efficient shades is an option to curb your problems. The air conditioner is one of the most costly appliances to run in the home, and if you can reduce the amount of time it has to run by keeping the temperature down inside the house, it can result in big savings. Here are some options to consider.

Have the Blinds Set on Timers

Since you aren't home to control the shades throughout the day, or you may not want to keep the shades closed all the time, set the shades on timers. Blinds that are on automatic timers save you time because you don't have to go around the entire house to close the window coverings when you want shade, or to open the shades when you want light. Instead, the window coverings will shut when the sun is the hottest and directed into your windows to keep the house cool.

Get Colored and Insulated Window Shades

The type of shades you have can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Choosing shades with colors and insulation will stop the heat from coming into the home, and will help stop cool air from your air conditioning unit from escaping. These window coverings will also contribute to lowering heating costs in the winter. There are shades designed for energy efficiency but are still stylish to look good with your décor in the home.

Have an HVAC professional come to your home to give the air conditioning unit a tune-up, to make sure that it's running as well it can, so you aren't wasting energy. There are a lot of ways that you can cut your cooling costs in the summer, and getting new window coverings that are going to help your home energy costs all year round are the most beneficial. Talk with professionals at SERVPRO of Rutherford County about having your air ducts cleaned. This will help lower your summer cooling bills as clean ducts keep your HVAC running efficiently. Give us a cal today to see how we can help you this summer!

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