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Top 4 Tips to Lower Your Energy Bills This Summer!
As the weather heats up, are you noticing your energy bills start to rise? Summertime usually means high energy costs in the name of staying cool. We want to help you lower that bill! Here are some practical ways to help you save and pocket some extra spending money this summer: 1. Adjust Your Thermostat One of the simplest ways to reduce your electricity bill is to adjust your thermostat. With July right around the corner, resist the urge to press the down arrow on the control panel. Try your best to set your thermostat at a temperature just cool enough to keep you comfortable.
2. Keep Your Cooling System Running Efficiently
(AC Check Up or Replacement) One of the most important factors in reducing energy costs and keeping cool is maximizing the efficiency of your cooling systems. Clearing a clogged A/C unit filter alone can save 5 to 15 percent in energy use! It will also help keep the unit in proper working order for longer – saving you money on expensive replacements down the road.
Sometimes a sudden increase in energy bills can be a sign that a replacement AC is needed. Use our helpful checklist to determine if it’s time to replace your air conditioner:
3. Use Fans Instead of Your AC Fans can cut back on air conditioning needs, saving up to 40% on electricity. By running a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting by about 4 degrees without compromising your comfort level. This summer, run ceiling fans in a counterclockwise direction, and turn off fans when you leave a room.
4. Cover Your Windows In general, about 30% of a home’s cooling energy is lost through windows. Window coverings can help with this loss of energy by providing comfort, regulating temperatures, and lowering energy bills.
There you have it! Four simple steps to take to save energy and in return, save money.
We know that the busy summer months can become expensive, so be proactive and start using these four helpful tips to lower your energy bills!
If you find yourself in need of AC repairs or service, contact Broadway Heating and Cooling at (224)-430-7353. Let us help you and your family stay cool this summer!