Ways To Lower Electric Costs In Summer
The hot weather in the summer can be know to make electric bills skyrocket. Here are some ways you can curb your electric costs in the warm weather.
Although we all love the hot weather the summer brings. The high electric bills that come with it we could all do without. Here are some simple things you can do to make sure your electric costs stay under control this summer.
Change Your Filter
A clean furnace filter is step one in keeping your cooling costs down. The blower motor in your furnace is the same motor that blows the air throughout your home when your air conditioner is running.
If your filter is dirty, not much air will pass through and your air conditioner will struggle to cool your home properly and run more frequently.
Raise The Temperature a Few Degrees
Although a nice, cool 72 degrees may be the gold standard, this can come at a steep price when it gets really hot outside.
It’s important to keep in mind that your air conditioner is only built to cool 20 degrees past the outside temperature.
So if it’s 95 degrees outside, a 75 degree indoor temperature is about as good as it’s going to get no matter how low you set your thermostat.
Lowering your thermostat too low when it gets hot out will do nothing but make your air conditioner run non-stop and raise your electric bill in the end.
Close Your Blinds and Curtains
This one seems obvious enough. With the bright, summer sun shining in your windows, your home is bound to stay hotter than usual.
On the really hot days, close your blinds and curtains to keep the sun out and the cool air inside.
Clean Off Your Air Conditioner
It’s a common theme for us to come out and see an air conditioner covered in grass clippings and other accumulated debris during routine maintenance.
Leaving your air conditioner covered in these materials is doing nothing but suffocating it and making it work harder to disperse the heat that it is removing from your home.
Be sure to clean your air conditioner coils several times throughout the warmer months to make life easier on your AC.
Electric Bill Still Too High?
Have you completed all of these steps and you are still receiving higher than usual electric bills? Give us a call today at 614-475-1800 and we will get one of our awesome techs out to figure out a solution.