Detroit Area HVAC Experts Provide Tips to Stay Cool Without Running Up Costs

DETROIT, June 10, 2024 ~ As the summer heat continues to rise, Michigan homeowners are bracing themselves for increased utility bills. According to C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading company in the Detroit area with over 70 years of experience, this year's summer is expected to be hotter than average, leaving residents with higher costs to keep their homes cool.

Dayna Hottle, the general manager of C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, stated that "Summer 2024 is supposed to be three to four degrees hotter than normal, and that means that Detroit residents are going to have to dig deep to pay those extra utility costs." However, she also reassured homeowners that with some planning and precautionary measures, they can beat the heat without breaking the bank.

One of the options suggested by Hottle is closing blinds or investing in block-out curtains during the hottest part of the day. This simple step can significantly reduce the temperature inside homes. Additionally, adjusting ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise and placing box fans strategically throughout the house can also help circulate cool air.

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For those looking for a more long-term solution, investing in a new air conditioning unit may be worth considering. Newer models are designed to cool air more efficiently and can save homeowners up to $394 compared to less efficient models. Furthermore, there may be state or local rebates available for purchasing an energy-efficient HVAC system.

Another tip from Hottle is switching from incandescent or halogen light bulbs to LED bulbs. Not only do LED bulbs produce less heat, but they also use less energy and can save homeowners money in the long run.

To avoid heating up their homes while cooking meals, Hottle suggests using outdoor grills or preparing meals that don't require cooking. And for those who want more control over their home's temperature and energy usage, investing in a smart thermostat can make a significant difference. By setting higher temperatures when no one is home or at night, homeowners can save money on their utility bills.

Hottle emphasized that the average family's utility costs can increase by 8% during the summer months. With rising fuel costs and hotter-than-average temperatures, this can have a significant impact on families' budgets. However, by taking some precautions and following these tips, homeowners can save money without sacrificing comfort.

For more information about C & C Heating & Air Conditioning and their services, visit their website at With their expertise and experience, they are dedicated to helping Michigan residents stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.
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