Keeping Your Energy Bill Low, When Temperatures RisePublished: July 8, 2015
Spring is here and summer will not be far behind and that means temperatures will be on the rise and so will your energy bill. Keeping cool during the warmer months can really drain your wallet, but luckily for you, there are ways to cut your energy costs this coming summer.
Check out these simple money saving tips, meant to keep your bank account full and your home cool.
1. Keep the Sun Out
You would be surprised by the amount of energy you can save by simply keeping your curtains closed during sunny, hot summer days. The summer sun, pouring into your home, will really heat things up, causing your air conditioner to run longer and more often to combat the extra heat. By keeping your curtains and blinds closed during the sunniest/hottest parts of the day, you’ll be able to conserve more energy and save major bucks on your energy bill.
2. Adjust the Thermostat
Did you know that if you adjust your thermostat by just three degrees you can save an average of $100 each year? So, if your thermostat is set at 67 degrees, for example, try turning it up to 70 degrees and start counting the money you are saving on your energy bill.
3. Stop the Leaks!
Check around your windows and outer doors for small cracks or potential air leaks. The cool air from your AC can seep out through these leaks. Which will cause your air conditioner to run longer and more often to keep up. By making sure your doors and windows are closed tight and any leaks are sealed off, you will be able to keep the cold air inside longer and provide your air conditioner with some much-needed rest.
4. Filter it Out
You will save big on energy costs by keeping your AC’s filter cleaned and changing it regularly. A clean filter means your air conditioner will run smoother and will not burn more energy than needed to cool your home.
5. Dinner After Dark
Try only using your oven after the sun sets, or at least wait until the evening hours when it is cooler outside. Your oven will pour extra heat into your kitchen and home, which again, will cause your AC to work overtime to keep your home comfortable, sending your energy bill through the roof. By limiting the use of your oven or waiting until the cooler hours to cook, you will be able to save yourself some real money on your energy bill.
6. Cook Outdoors
If you do not want to wait until after the sunsets to cook, you can simply take your cooking outdoors. Cooking outside on a grill will keep the heat outside where it belongs. Plus, who does not love grilling outside when the weather is warm?
7. Close Off Unused Rooms
If no one is using a room, close the doors, and if a room is not going to be used for several hours, close the vents. Your AC will not have to work as hard to cool your home and you won’t be throwing money away to cool a room no one is using.
8. If you still have concerns about your energy costs and would like an energy audit from one of our Expert Technicians, simply click here to schedule an appointment online or call 1-866-TIGER70 today!