7 Things To Do Reduce Bill Before Leaving For Summer
The electrical grid is pushed to the ultimate test as we head towards the closing months of summer, hammered by record heat waves. Increased grid demand is usually passed on to us, the consumers, in the form of a higher energy bill. How can we stay cool while lowering our energy bills and, as a result, our energy consumption?
Here are seven suggestions for beating the heat, saving money, and lowering your carbon footprint:
Upgrade your AIR Conditioner and Appliances.
Upgrade your system if you’re ready to take your summer energy savings to the next level. Heating and cooling consume roughly half of your home’s energy, so investing in an energy efficient model is a wise decision that will save you money down the road. Look for Energy Star certified systems with excellent Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) ratings when replacing your ac unit. They’ll be 15% more efficient than older designs. Consider replacing all of your appliances with Energy Star models while you’re going green. Arrange periodic maintenance for your ac unit and other systems, at the absolute least, to ensure they’re in good operating order.
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Use a Programmable Thermostat to Save Time and Money.
You can save a lot of money on your energy expenses by using a programmable thermostat. It lets you schedule when your house will be empty and when you will be sleeping. It will alter your home’s temperature accordingly during those times. This eliminates the inconvenience of frequently regulating your thermostat, as well as the fear of returning home to a hot house.
Check for Thorough Home Insulation.
When air from the outside enters and conditioned air exits your home through cracks and gaps, this is known as air leakage. Even if you aren’t aware of it, this makes ventilating your home more difficult and expensive. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your house is an outlay strategy to lower your cooling costs while also increasing the efficiency of your air conditioner. Caulking and weather-stripping are two of the easiest and most effective air-sealing treatments that pay off quickly. Weather-stripping is used to seal operational components such as doors and operable windows, whereas caulk is used to fill cracks and crevices between stationary and foundational home components, such as around door and window frames.
Clean your Air Conditioning Vents and Units.
The filters, coils, and fins of an air conditioner must be cleaned on a regular basis in order for it to work properly. Simply put, an excellent air conditioner is one that is kept clean. Regularly replacing or cleaning your air conditioner’s filters is the most essential priority of maintenance that will ensure its maximum performance. Filters that are congested or dirty restrict appropriate airflow and reduce system efficiency significantly. Dust and dirt in the unit restrict airflow and may cause the evaporator to malfunction. The energy usage of your air conditioner can be reduced by 5 to 15% by replacing a filthy, clogged filter with a clean one.
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Block the Sun with Blinds and Drapes.
Window treatments and coverings can save on energy while also adding style to your home. A very few window treatments can help keep your home cool in the summer heat. Blinds and curtains are the two types of window coverings available. When fully pulled back and sealed over a window with a lot of sun exposure, blinds can reduce heat input by up to 45 percent. During the summer, you can also limit heat build – up by hanging drapes on windows that face direct sunlight. Drapes can reduce heat intake by up to 33%.
Use a Ceiling Fan to Circulate Air.
There are alternatives to the air conditioner if you need to stay cool in your home. Reap the benefits of your apartment’s overhead ceiling fan if it exists. Ceiling fans produce a lot of cool air, and if you keep yours on for a few minutes, you can cool down your home by a few degrees. Furthermore, fans may move the air around them. Leave your window open on a cool summer night to take advantage of this. Turn on the fan to disperse the cold air once you’ve finished this. Mold will not grow if you circulate air in your flat.
Change Your Laundry Routine
During the summer, a few simple changes to your washing routine can also help you save money on energy. Wash your clothes in cold water instead than warm water, as warm water requires more energy to produce. In fact, you must always ensure that your washing machine is completely loaded before using it to get the most out of it. If you have the opportunity, you should also try to dry your clothing outside. After you’ve washed your clothing, the summer heat will be more than enough to dry them, and you won’t have to waste electricity turning on the dryer.
Don’t let a hefty electricity bill spoil your vacation. Keep saving money and the environment by following these simple steps!
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