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5 Tips for Reducing Your Summer Energy Bill

It’s called Hotlanta for a reason. Summertime in Georgia typically consists of skyrocketing temperatures in the 90s and 100s. Unfortunately, as temperatures soar so will the cost of cooling a home. Beat the heat this summer by implementing some of these simple tips to reduce your energy bills!

  • Unplug, unplug, unplug!

When you’re not busy binging on Netflix, be sure to not only turn off but unplug your computer, television, and any other devices that can drain power. To help further conserve power, consider purchasing a power strip with a switch to easily power devices off when you are finished with them.

  • Find a comfortable AC temp for your home and stick to it. 

While the upper 70s range is best for some, find a comfortable, affordable summer temperature for your home.

  • Schedule your household chores accordingly. 

By planning to use heavy heat-producing appliances either early in the morning or later in the evening, unnecessary heat can be kept from becoming built up in the home.  While dishwasher, oven, and dryer time is necessary, easily avoidable costs and heat are not.

  • Keep up with your filters and insulation. 

Be sure to change out your air filters monthly to ensure your AC is getting a clean, steady air flow to work properly. Add or update current insulation to keep your home more comfortable.

  • Flip your ceiling fans on and lights off.

Ceiling fans will become your new best friend. By making use of them,  it will be easier to adhere and adjust to your go-to summer AC temperature. Take advantage of natural light during the day and save the lights for later on.