As temperatures rise, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep your electric bill at bay. Staying cool doesn’t have to be expensive. We are here to give you energy-saving tips that you may not have heard yet so you can beat the heat without breaking the bank.
Use During Off-Peak Hours
Your local energy company designates peak hours and off-peak hours for the electric grid. When you use electricity during peak hours, it costs you more. By limiting household chores that require lots of energy to off-peak hours, you will find yourself with a cheaper bill.
Off-peak hours are early in the morning and late at night each day. Leave the laundry and the dishwasher to the night owls and early birds to save your summer wallet.
Check on Your Air Conditioner
Is your AC unit’s filter clogged? That could be costing you 5% to 15% more energy to run your unit. Before it gets hot enough to run your unit, ensure that the filter is clean and clear.
The air in your home will be fresher and your bank account will be bigger. It’s a win-win situation.
Limit Water Heating
Hot water is one of the main factors that account for your high energy bill. Summer is the time to wash your laundry, your dishes, and take your showers cold. Sounds refreshing, right? While you’re shivering in July you can research the health benefits of cold showers (and the budget benefits).
You’ll have the summer of a lifetime when you’re spending less on your energy bill. Stay cool, Stashers!