Has the Cost of Keeping Your Home Cool Got You Overheated?

The experts at Home Depot will keep your cooling units running more efficiently while helping to keep the cost of staying cool down.

  • Change or clean your filters regularly, doing so takes the stress off your  cooling units motor and extends its lifetime.
  • Use shades, blinds and or drapes to keep out hot afternoon sun.
  • Have your cooling unit maintained at least once a year to keep it running at its best.
  • Keep your thermostat at 78 degrees and if possible install a programmable thermostat.
  • Make sure your window unit is the correct size for the size of the area you are trying to cool. A unit that is too small will not cool your room and a unit that is too big will push your cooling costs through the roof!
  • Ceiling fans help to keep cool air from your air conditioner circulated and ultimately reduces energy costs.

Here is a handy chart to help you choose the right size ceiling fan:

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