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Learning From the Experts Keeping Cool

Last Updated: June 28, 2019

Learning From the Experts Keeping Cool

Simple ways to keep your home cooler in summer

Depending on where you live, summer’s energy bills can be as brutal as the temperature outdoors. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your cooling costs:


  • Close the shades and drapes. Keeping the sun out can reduce the temperature inside your home by several degrees.
  • Use the unit’s fan settings wisely. When it’s humid, keep your unit’s fan running, even if the air conditioner is off. It will circulate the air and keep you more comfortable. Ceiling fans are also a big help, but remember, fans cool people, not rooms! Don’t waste energy running them if you’re not in the room.
  • Close any gaps or leaks. Don’t lose cold air to leaky ducts or gaps around your window frames. Caulk outside around windows and use weatherstripping indoors to seal in the cold air.
  • Regularly clean your filter. This helps your unit perform optimally, which saves you money.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Setting higher temperatures for the hours when you’re not home can dramatically cut your costs. Set properly, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 per year.

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Friedrich is committed to helping customers find the right cooling solution for virtually any need. Our expansive product line includes a range of options for the residential and commercial markets, including room air conditioners, through-the-wall units, ductless split systems, packaged terminal air conditioners, portables, and dehumidifiers. 

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About the Author | Holly Beck

With more than 15 years of experience, Holly Beck is Friedrich’s Director of Marketing. In her role, she works with clients and customers to enhance and broaden Friedrich’s brand, both on- and offline. Holly's passion for innovation and connecting strategy to customers has made her integral in key strategic initiatives at Friedrich, including driving the company’s digital transformation and newly-launched website, as well as PR, advertising, product launches, and marketing program initiatives. Her commitment to overseeing and advancing Friedrich’s community goodwill and philanthropic efforts–ranging from assisting with hurricane recovery efforts to providing relief for homeless and youth shelters, schools and more–has benefited dozens of worthy nonprofit organizations and improved the lives of others in need. Holly’s family, including her young son, daughter, and husband are paramount in her life, and she considers herself blessed to also be part of the Friedrich “family” of valued colleagues, co-workers, and friends.