20+ Ways to Beat this Heat…and get a $500 cash rebate

We knew it was coming. It wouldn’t be summertime in Virginia without 90+ degree days. Our signature heat and humidity struck with a vengeance this week, leaving many of us hot and bothered — by stifling rooms in our homes and fears of high energy bills if we crank the AC.

Fear not and rest easy.

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First, you can take a look at our 20+ tips to help keep your energy bills in check and your house cool this summer. If you have additional tips or a question for us, post it on Facebook or Twitter or send us an email. (We got one about air filters and have responded.)

Then, if you live in Arlington or central Virginia (Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson) you’re in luck. We’re running the 90 Days of Summer Deal through August 31 where you can get a cash rebate of up to $500 in Arlington and $450 in central Virginia on home energy improvements. So if you’re thinking about upgrading your HVAC (especially if it conks or is clearly struggling in this heat), adding insulation or something of that nature…STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND CONTACT US. Don’t leave hundreds in cash sitting on the table.

Want the details? Arlington homeowners click here. Central Virginia homeowners click here.

From the small DIY measures like replacing lightbulbs and air filters to the more comprehensive approaches like air sealing, HVAC upgrades and insulation, we’ve got a summer’s worth of solutions to keep you cool and your bills lows…for seasons to come.