As the temperature rises, your energy bills could increase, too. To keep your bills low and save on electricity costs this summer, follow these 12 easy tips:

  1. Open windows at night to draw in cool air, then shut the windows and blinds in the morning.
  2. Turn the thermostat up when you’re away. To save money, remember this formula: The smaller the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your energy bill.
  3. Run a ceiling fan, which will allow you to turn down your thermostat 4°F without reducing your comfort.
  4. When first turning on your air conditioning, don’t set the thermostat cooler than usual. It doesn’t cool your home any faster, but costs more.
  5. Turn off fans when leaving a room, because fans cool people through the wind chill effect.
  6. During showers or baths, turn on ventilation fans to remove humidity from the air.
  7. Move lamps or TV sets away from your air-conditioning thermostat, which can sense heat from these devices.
  8. Vacuum vents and registers once a month to remove dust buildup and move furniture away from vents that may block airflow.
  9. Avoid turning on the oven on hot days by cooking with the grill, microwave, or stovetop.
  10. Swap out incandescent lights, which can give off significant amounts of heat, for cost-saving, low heat LED lights.
  11. Only wash full loads of dishes and clothes and try air-drying instead.
  12. Reduce the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting, 120°F.

 

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