Have you ever wondered why your electric bill was higher than your friends? Do you want to be able to put more money in savings each month? If the answer to one or more of those questions is yes, continue reading to find out how to lower your electric bill.
Keep your vents open and clean
Does it seem as though some rooms take longer to heat or cool than others? This could be because your vents are not open or they could be dirty. It is advised that you do a quick check to make sure that none of the vents are closed or dirty. That way, your HVAC system does not have to run continuously. We have duct cleaning and sanitization services that we offer to all customers in Volusia and Flagler.
Wash your clothes on cold
Regardless of whether you have an energy-efficient washer and dryer set installed, you can reduce your electric bill by washing your clothes on a colder setting.
Do your laundry after 8pm
When you do your laundry after hours, you may get a discount on your electric bill. This varies from company to company, so make sure you call your electric company and see if they offer a non-peak hours discount and if so, what time period this includes. Additionally, by doing laundry and other tasks at night, you don’t have to worry about all of the moisture that makes an already hot and humid house even worse.
Do you leave everything plugged in even when it’s not in use? To reduce the amount of energy usage in your home, unplug these items so electricity is not being utilized even when the device is not. To make conserving energy easier, you can purchase a power strip and plug everything into it. This way all you have to do is cut off the power strip before bed.
Keep your blinds closed
During the hottest times of the day, keep your blinds closed so the sun is not penetrating the inside of your home. Additionally, make sure that the caulking around the window is not damaged and allowing heat to seep in from the windows. Also, you may consider purchasing energy–efficient blinds. It may be tempting to let the sun shine in to reduce the amount of electricity being pulled from lights. However, you have to keep in mind the sun will push in more heat into your home, which causes your air conditioner to have to run longer to reach the desire temperature in the home.
Still Wondering How to Lower Your Electric Bill?
There are numerous ways that you can lower your electric bill. No one likes having to spend hundreds each month on utilities, especially when they are not spending a lot of time in their home. If you are ready to see a difference in your electric bill, implement some of the tips we have shared today and watch your bill become lower each month. Most of the tips just require some effort from you. You can also contact your AC service company and talk to them about other options that you may have.