Keeping Cool during Hot Redding Summers?

Everyone who lives in Redding knows about the crazy hot summers we get! It can be a nice 75degrees one week and jump to 110 the next! We’ve put together a few tips that can help cool down your home and also save you money on your utilities.

Keeping your shades pulled where the sunlight is coming through at the hottest part of the day, will also help keep the heat out. But if you enjoy having the light coming through, there are other options. There are sheer curtains that are designed to block the direct sun rays that are allowing heat into your home. Outside awnings and shades are another alternative to block the sun.

Ask Dennis Heating and Air about getting a programmable thermostat to keep the temperature at a constant. That way, the air-conditioner has to do less work on keeping the house cool. When you change the temperature up and down, it costs you more money and keeps the air conditioner from working effectively. With a programmable thermostat, you can have it set to turn off the air while you’re gone for a few days, and then come back to a cool home!

During the summer, most people find they are comfortable when the temperature is set close to 78 degrees. Some say that for each degree you raise the temperature, the air conditioner will use 3 to 5 percent less energy and you could save up to 8 percent on your bill. But each home is different, so it’s a matter of adjusting the temperature to what you’ve found feels doable.

Bobi Penrod