How to Keep A Low Energy Bill this Summer

How to Keep A Low Energy Bill this Summer

Saving energy during the summer months is not only beneficial for reducing utility bills but also for minimizing environmental impact. This helpful article provides  some tips to help you save energy in your home this summer.

1. Set Your Thermostat Wisely: 

Set your thermostat to the highest temperature that is comfortable for you and your family, aiming for around 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re at home. Raise the temperature by a few degrees when you’re away or asleep to reduce unnecessary cooling.

2. Use Fans for Circulation: 

Ceiling fans and portable fans can create a wind chill effect, making you feel cooler without lowering the thermostat. Use fans in conjunction with your air conditioning system to help distribute cool air more efficiently throughout your home.

3. Seal Air Leaks and Insulate: 

Seal any gaps or cracks around windows, doors, and ductwork with weatherstripping or caulking to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air from entering your home. Ensure that your home is adequately insulated, especially in the attic and walls, to reduce heat transfer and improve energy efficiency.

4. Limit Heat-Generating Activities: 

Avoid using heat-generating appliances such as ovens, stoves, dishwashers, and clothes dryers during the hottest parts of the day. Instead, opt for cooking methods that produce less heat, such as grilling outdoors or using small countertop appliances.

5. Take Advantage of Natural Cooling Strategies: 

Open windows and doors during cooler times of the day, such as early morning and late evening, to allow fresh air to circulate and cool your home naturally. Use window coverings, such as blinds or curtains, to block out direct sunlight and reduce solar heat gain.

6. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: 

Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners, that are ENERGY STAR certified. These appliances consume less energy and can help lower your utility bills while reducing your carbon footprint.

7. Schedule HVAC Maintenance: 

Schedule regular maintenance for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to ensure that it operates efficiently and effectively. Clean or replace air filters regularly and have your system inspected by a qualified technician to identify and address any issues that could be impacting its performance.

8. Conserve Water: 

Be mindful of water usage by fixing leaks promptly, taking shorter showers, turning off faucets when not in use, and using water-efficient fixtures and appliances. Conserving water not only saves energy but also reduces strain on water heaters and wastewater treatment systems.

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By implementing these energy-saving tips in your home, you can stay cool and comfortable during the summer while reducing energy consumption and saving money on utility bills.

Rose City Air is an American Standard Customer Care Dealer serving the Thomasville, Georgia and Northern Tallahassee area. Our high efficiency heating and cooling systems have been rated as the best for reliability by a leading consumer reporting company. 

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