You likely know that summertime can get extremely hot in Decatur, IL. Having an air conditioning system in your home is a great way to help combat that summertime heat and ensure that your family stays comfortable. To help your energy bills stay within an affordable range, you should be employing the energy-saving tips below.

Use Ceiling Fans

One of the best ways to help keep your family comfortable while allowing you to set your thermostat to a higher-than-normal temperature is using ceiling fans. Having the fan blades spin in a counterclockwise direction will force the air down onto your body. This can allow you to feel up to 10 degrees colder than the room temperature is.

Use Exhaust Fans

Every home comes with at least two different types of exhaust fans. There should be an exhaust fan in the range above your stove and an exhaust fan in any of your full bathrooms. By running these fans whenever you’re cooking or taking a shower, you can remove the humid air from your home so that you don’t have to let your air conditioner continuously run take care of it.

Say No to Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can heat your home significantly in just a small period of time. When the sunlight heats the inside of your home, your air conditioning system has to constantly run to cool the temperature down to your desired temperature.

One of the best ways to avoid this from happening is to block out any direct sunlight by using blinds and curtains on your windows and doors. Call Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling to get your summertime air conditioner maintenance performed so that your unit runs at its most optimal level.

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