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6 Things to Think About When Buying or Using Air Conditioners in Seattle.

  1. Duct. Duct. Duct-less! We have generous $ rebates for a wide selection of ductless heat pumps (aka – air conditioners!). They cool your house in the summer and save energy in the winter with energy-efficient, non-gas heating. They are non-evasive and can be installed easily by professionals.
  2. Be a Star, an Energy Star. Before you make an air conditioner purchase, check out the Energy Star®
    models available for the most energy and money saving solutions. Bonus tip: Make sure the output of the model matches your square footage.
  3. To. The. Left. Like a bad relationship, your air conditioner filters are replaceable, and should be often (at least every year). Replacing your filter not only improves the efficiency of your air conditioner, it will also improve the quality of air for a healthier home. Tip: replace filters every 3-12 months, depending on how often you use your AC.
  4. A little bit goes a long way. Seattle summers are glorious, but they don’t last long. Power through by setting the thermostat up a couple degrees to save some $. For every degree, you’ll cut 3-5% off your energy usage.Turn your pad into a personal hot yoga studio for even more savings. 
  5. Get set. The ideal, energy-efficient temperature to set your thermostat is 78 degrees. That may seem warm, but a ceiling or box fan can make the room feel 4 degrees cooler and take the edge off while you’re home. Combine this with these tips for even more comfort. 
  6. Let it flow. Fans can be used to increase the impact of AC units by circulating the air. It takes the pressure off the single unit that’s trying to cool your entire home.

Find more ways to stay cool and save money this summer by clicking one of the links below, or connect with an Energy Advisor today.

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