Saturday, May 9, 2015

Energy savings tips for summer.

As many of us know here in South Florida, the summer season is one of many beach days, fun day trips and plenty of heat! It isn't uncommon for our energy usage to double during this time of year. In fact, according to a study released by the EIA (Energy Information Administration), Florida uses central air conditioning units more than any other state in the United States of America. So, what does this mean for the common home owner? It means that if you are a homeowner in Florida, especially South Florida, you might be searching for ways to cut back on your energy usage. Here are a few tips to help with just that, gathered from Duke Energy's 100 ways to save energy article, 

·         Switch your ceiling fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction In the summer; in the winter, run it at low speed, but clockwise.
·         Close your exterior doors and windows tightly when the AC is on. Save even more by turning off kitchen and bath exhaust fans.
·         Change or clean your AC's air filters at least once a month to keep your system running at peak performance.
·         Make sure your AC has a rating – or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) – of 15. 
·         Make saving automatic: Set your thermostat fan switch to "auto" to save energy. Leaving it in the "on" position keeps air running constantly. 
·         Block the sun from overheating your home! Inside, use shades, blinds and drapes. Outside, use awnings, trees and shrubs.
·         Insulate your walls with injected foam insulation to help you save energy by keeping hot outside air from seeping through porous block walls – check with your local building supply company for details.
·         Give your AC tune-up. Running an inefficient AC system can result in high monthly bills. 
·         Open interior doors so that cooled air flows freely throughout your home.
·         Repair leaky ducts to reduce heating and cooling costs
·         Install attic insulation rated R-30 and sealing any attic leaks to reduce high home cooling costs. 

·         Check for household leaks to make sure air isn't escaping through openings such as fireplace dampers, doors and windows.1a

For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
364 NE 167th St

Miami, FL 33162

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