How to keep cool and save all summer long

In Michigan, seasonal weather impacts how you use energy at your business. A couple days of hot weather can increase your energy use and energy bill. Your business can start saving today with our quick and easy tips to use less energy.
  • Proper HVAC system care, especially during the cooling months, can significantly reduce energy usage and costs.
  • Get a "pre-season" air conditioner tune up at the start of the cooling season to ensure it's properly running.
  • Check your air filters every month and change them at least every three months.
  • Longer daylight means more sunlight into your work space driving up internal temperatures - use window shades to block the heat.
  • You can also utilize greenery landscaping outside of your office building to create shade near windows facing sunlight.
  • Overuse of air conditioning units can drive up energy bills during summer months.
  • Utilize a programmable thermostat and set temperatures to 78 degrees or higher when the building is occupied and 5 to 7 degrees warmer when it is not.
  • Circulate air flow with ceiling fans running counterclockwise.
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Following these everyday energy tips can help you cut costs by lowering your energy usage.
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