For many individuals as well as families in the area, money is tight and they are on the lookout for ways to save money. Budgets are limited but grocery costs, heating bills, and car maintenance costs are continually on the rise. And when it comes to the energy bill, it fluctuates depending on the seasons. If you’re looking for a way to not only save energy but keep some extra dollars in your bank account, we’ve compiled some helpful tips that can help you save cash on your energy bill every month.
Suggestion #1: Keep the air conditioning at the same temperature.
Setting your air conditioning unit to a cool 78 degrees with the thermostat set to “auto” while no one is home can help save energy while keeping your energy bill from rising. Don’t leave it completely off or set too high. It actually costs more to cool the house if it is hot than to just maintain the temperature. Another option: think about getting a Wi-Fi thermostat that can help you monitor and control heating and cooling from your iPhone.
Suggestion #2: Not using something? Don’t keep it on.
If you leave the room, turn off the ceiling fans or lights. As a general rule, if you’re not using it, turn it off. A fan that continually runs will raise your energy bill, as will light usage. Use them only as needed. Not only do these things drive energy costs higher, but they also add extra heat to the home.
Suggestion #3: Keep natural light and warmth at bay.
On a warm sunny day, it sure is nice to open the windows and take in the beauty of nature – the sights, sounds, and smells. But remember that if your home is open too long, it is easy for it to heat up fast. Then, your home will have that trapped warm air for the rest of the day, meaning you’ll have to spend money using your air conditioner to cool it down. If your home faces the sun regularly throughout the day, try keeping the curtains closed to maintain a cool inside temperature. However, it’s okay to keep your windows and doors open early in the morning before the weather starts heating up for the day. That way you can get some cool air flow going and you’ll be able to use your air conditioner less throughout the day.
If you can implement these three easy tips, you’ll start noticing a lower energy bill! Not only will it be great to have extra money in your wallet, but you’ll feel good about helping protect the environment by using less energy.
Not sure if your heating and cooling system is efficient? Let us help you find a system that cools well while keeping your energy bill as low as possible. Call us at 503-357-5663 to set up a convenient appointment.
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