Get Ready for Summer!

Get Ready for Summer!

As if you did not know it, summer is already here weather-wise. If your house is not ready to handle the hot, humid days of summer, these are some simple steps suggested by Duke Energy, the electric service provider in much of the OurSeniors.net coverage area. Hire a qualified professional to inspect and clean your air conditioning system. If your system is older or in need of repair, consider upgrading to a new Energy Star certified unit. These new air conditioners are far more efficient than older models. This can make a huge difference in your summer electric bill. Adjusting temperatures is the most effective way to reduce your cooling costs. Try to adjust your thermostat up by one degree each day until you reach a level at which you are no longer comfortable. Set the thermostat one degree cooler and try to keep the setting no lower. This is very much dependent on the size of your home and...
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