Beat the Heat Without Breaking the Bank

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Beat the Heat Without Breaking the Bank

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a warm summer for much of the Rocky Mountain region, which means your cooling systems are going to be working overtime. One result could be a severe case of the shakes; shaking your head that is, when you open your monthly electrical bill.

Let Builder’s Heating & Air Conditioning, your partner in home comfort for more than 60 years, help you keep your home cool without destroying your household budget. Here are some common-sense tips to cut those utility bills during the summer months:

Have a Builder’s certified technician install one or more programmable thermostats and show you how to use it properly, including:

  • Set the temperature higher when no one is home
  • Program it to cool the house about 30 minutes before getting home
  • Turn the thermostat to a higher temperature when you’re going on vacation
  • Avoid large temperature swings because the AC will have to work harder

Pay attention to doors & empty rooms:

  • Be extra careful to keep exterior doors tightly closed
  • If you have children going in & out impress on them how important it is
  • Close doors to rooms not being used

Use ceiling fans or consider installing them:

  • Fans make you feel cooler
  • Improves air circulation
  • Forces hot air down from ceiling so it can be cooled

Maintenance & Tune-ups:

  • Have a Builder’s certified technician complete an AC tune-up
  • Regular maintenance can lower cooling costs & prevent air conditioner repairs
  • Small problems can be found before they become big problems

Builder’s knows another great way to deal with the summer heat is to escape to the Colorado mountains. After all, what’s better than sitting in a chair by a rushing creek with a cool breeze blowing? If this isn’t a full-time option for you, give us a call and we can get you as close to that fresh mountain air feeling as possible.