Your A/C is your first and last line of defense against the heat of summer. Preparing your AC for the dog days with preventive A/C repair and maintenance can go a long way towards making sure that it uses as little energy as possible. If you’re also looking for other ways to minimize your reliance on that power-hungry appliance, here are a few ideas.
Don’t let in any more heat than you have to
From drapes to shutters, awnings and high-reflectivity film, there’s a lot that you can do to keep the heat outside from entering your home through windows that face the sun. Awnings are one of the best ideas to try. While drapes let heat in and then attempt to trap it close to the window, awnings stop heat from coming in to begin. It is also a good idea to install a couple of ventilation fans at …