Energy Saving Tips for Summer
Do you remember when it was winter and you were desperately begging the universe for warmer weather? Remember promising if you could only get warmer days you wouldn’t complain about the heat again? Well, even if you did, you probably took it all back when you saw your electric bill. Summer may bring wonderful things, but it also brings on the electric bill struggles. Here are some tips to keep your house cool while decreasing your electric bill this summer!
- Check the weather: Almost all of us have access to the television, smartphones, and the internet. Put these wonderful resources to good use! Download a weather app and check in the evenings to see if the temperature is going to drop over not, if so, keep those windows open! Letting the cool air come in is free A/C and I like free!
- Say NO to the oven: One of the easiest mistakes people make is using the oven during summer. Not only does it heat up your house, but it causes the AC to work harder than it normally would. Just say NO to the oven by preparing meals in the crockpot, on the grill, or in the microwave.
- Don’t use the dryer: Sometimes the conveniences we take for granted can really cost us in the long run. Instead of running your dryer, hang your clothes outside on a line. This is an easy way to lower your electric bill and keep your home cool.
- Invest in Ceiling fans: Move air over the body provides a cooling effect and can save on cooling costs. It can also make the room feel a lot cooler.
- Keep curtains closed with air conditioner is on: Sunny windows can account for unwanted heat and make your air conditioner work two-three harder. When the air conditioner is off, open curtains instead of using lights.
- Use cold water to wash dishes and clothes: This will save on heating costs. Schedule a wash for early morning or late evening to prevent from adding more heat to your home.
In the summer, the electric bill is normally the highest of all the utility bills. This is because the cost of cooling your home in the summer is directly reflected in your electric bill. It can be hard to keep balance of everything in your home, but using these tips will ensure your heart doesn’t drop into your stomach when you get that electric bill in the mail. Check out Digital Health Post for great ways to work from home as well!
What other tips do you have for keeping your house cool and saving money on your electric bill?