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Save Energy While Staying Cool During a Brooklyn Summer

Seems like Brooklyn was dealing with an especially brutal winter just a few days ago, but summer is here now. As the temperature rises, our neighbors will want to take steps to make sure their utility bills don’t follow suit.

Reduce Power Bills

Saving money on cooling costs can be easy. It doesn’t take expensive upgrades on your home air conditioning system. Start by installing a programmable thermostat.  This lets you cut down on energy use by raising the temperature when you’re away from home. Why spend money on air conditioning when you’re not home to enjoy it?

The humble ceiling fan can help keep Brooklyn homes comfortable. Pro-tip: Set ceiling fan blades to rotate counterclockwise, which will push cool air toward the floor during summer heat. You knew you could do that, didn’t you? You can also help keep things cooler by keeping inside doors open to improve air flow through the home.

Don’t add heat when it’s already hot. Avoid using heat-producing appliances like the dryer, dishwasher, or oven until the sun goes down and things cool off a little. Use window coverings like blackout curtains or thermal drapes to keep the sun’s heat out of the house or just close the blinds.

Taking Care of Your AC

You can do your part to help keep your air conditioning running efficiently by replacing air filters as necessary. At least twice a year, be sure to schedule an HVAC tune-up by a licensed professional.

If you’re not sure who to call, keep in mind that Petri Plumbing now offers full HVAC installation, maintenance, repair, and other services including:

  • Duct cleaning, sanitization and fragrance
  • Electric motor service and electrical connection inspection
  • Energy efficiency analysis
  • Seasonal tune-ups
  • Filter maintenance program
  • Repair and replace thermostats
  • Video camera inspection of all HVAC systems

Let Us Help

To keep your Brooklyn home comfortable during a sweltering summer, give the team at Petri Plumbing a call. Contact us at (718) 748-1254 today. We’re ready to help!

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