Saving Money In Summer

Well summer is officially here and you know what that means, high electric bills to keep your house cool. If you're worried about the money you're shelling out over energy bills, just relax. Here's a list of ways to reduce your monthly energy bills. 

Stop running appliances during the day

Instead of running your appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine during the day, run them at night so the heat they generate won't be noticed. You can also ask your utility companies if there are certain times to use your appliances that can earn you discounts.

Have your ceiling fan moving in the right direction

Ceiling fans help circulate Coulier throughout your home, but only if they are to turning counterclockwise. All it takes is the flip of a switch or simply flipping over the blades.

Cool your lights

Change out your incandescent lightbulbs which emit heat with cooler compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

Lower your water heater temperature to 120°. 

When your water heater is set to the regular 140° there's a large amount of waste that can range from $30-$60. Once you tweak it you won't even notice the temperature change. 

Clean your AC

Clean your air conditioner unit by removing all the dead leaves around it and the encroaching shrubs by your unit. Turn it off completely and spray the coils with the hose. Take a vacuum and clear out the vents and make sure none of them are blocked. If you have window units simply just them inside and out and replace them if they are older than 10 years. 

Replace your filters

Moe Stacy the filters last three months, but it's ideal to change them every month. This helps Lee efficiency, and to help even more get a reusable filter.

Seal in the cool air

No matter what type of air conditioner do you have be sure to seal and events. Check the insulation in your pit basement and attic for gaps where Eric and escape. No matter what type of air conditioner do you have be sure to seal and events. Check the insulation in your pit basement and attic for gaps where any air can escape. Check your windows to see if it needs new caulk. 

Cover your windows with shades or curtains

Blocking out the sun helps keep rooms cool and can save as much as $6 every month. Keep the shades closed during the day and you will notice a difference.

Close vents and doors inside

You can waste a lot of energy by cooling rooms that aren't often used. Close the vents and keep the doors close so you can direct more of that cool air in the rooms you actually use.

Get a smart thermostat

Installing a smart thermostat like a nest, is one of the best things you can do. It will lower your energy bill and slow down the wear and tear of your AC unit. Programming your thermostat to warmer temperatures when nobody is home can save you up to $200 a year.

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