The hot months of summer are upon us and with that comes higher energy bills.
Here are some ways to lower that bill at the end of this month!
Air Filters: Keeping clean air filters in your heating and air conditioning system is by far the biggest way to cut your energy cost. Ideally, you want to change your air filters every month, but at a minimum every 90 days. As dust, dirt, and pet hair gets pulled into the air filter, the harder it its to pull air through and the harder the air conditioning unit has to work to cool. The harder it works, the more energy it uses. As well, dirt that gets through the filter because it is full or if you’re using the cheapest filters the greater the efficiency of the unit will get reduced. So, replacing your air filter with a mid-level filter is one of the best things you can do to keep your electric bill down.
Journey outside: the least amount of time you are inside, the lower your energy costs. Take a trip this summer with your family to the beach, or the mountains, and remember to unplug your appliances before you leave.
Use a Fan: taking the time and energy to use a fan to cool your house can lower the AC bill. Fans circulate the air around you take advantage of this in the mornings or evenings to circulate that cool air into your home!
Be Efficient: Be mindful of the thermostat. Make sure that your thermostat is not below the margin of 68-78. Understand that the gap between the outside temperature and your internal temperature will determine the increase or decrease of your bill. This means that if it is 75° outside the lower you have your thermostat set, the higher your bill will cost.
These are just a few small things you can do to lower your energy bill. Implement a couple of these this summer to get the most out of your energy and say goodbye to that high energy bill!