How to Lower Your Electricity Bill this Summer
July 23rd, 2015 by THS
Ah! Summer! The time when both temperature and electricity bills go up uncontrollably. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, think again, there’s actually a lot you can do that will lower your bills.
If you don’t know how to lower your electricity bills, then read all our tips on how to save money by reducing electricity consumption…
- Fortify insulation:
Insulation doesn’t only defend you in the winter. It protects you in the summer too by thwarting heat from entering the house. If you haven’t had your insulation upgraded in a while, get it checked by an expert today. You want to place the focus on improving insulation in the attic as most of the heat enters the house from the top through the sun’s rays.
Keeping the windows and doors shut during the hot days can help too. Installing heat reflecting curtains will also work.
- Purchase an energy efficient air conditioner:
An aging air conditioner can force the electricity bill to escalate. Old air conditioner models aren’t very energy efficient and as they age they begin to consume electricity greedily.
The latest models on the other hand have high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) and have been created while following guidelines set by programs like Energy Star. They consume minimum electricity. You might have to invest a good amount to purchase them, but you will save in the long run.
Purchasing instruments like smart thermostats, hygrometers, and dehumidifiers can also aid in the lowering of the electricity bill. These objects make it easier for your air conditioner to keep the home cool.
- Use ceiling fans:
Combining air conditioners with ceiling fans boosts air conditioner performance. Air conditioners keep the room cool and the ceiling fans circulate the air. As your air conditioner can be used less often and won’t need to work very hard you will save a fair bit of money.
Drying clothes outside, switching to energy saving lighting and replacing all your old electrical equipment will also help.
These steps will reduce the amount of electricity you consume. What other efforts can support people in their quest to save money in the summer? Please leave your comments below.