Is My Electric Bill Too High?
This is a common question that homeowners ask themselves in central New Jersey—and probably across the United States! They want to know if their electric bill is too high and what they can do to lower it in the future. For many people, the answer is that your electric bill is just as high as you made it—so you need to figure out what you can do to cut your energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
At Arctic Air Conditioning, we have been helping people get a handle on their energy usage since 1977, and we know a couple different ways you can cut costs and stay as comfortable as always.
Contact us online by filling out the form on this page or call 732-455-9110 to learn more!
How to Lower Your Electric Bill
There are a couple ways you can effectively lower your energy bill:
- Schedule a home energy audit – a home energy audit from Arctic Air Conditioning will give you a complete assessment of your home—letting you know where you’re wasting energy currently and what you can do to improve it, including anything from an HVAC system upgrade to improved insulation, and more. If you make our energy-saving recommendations, you may be eligible for rebates up to $5,000!*
- Install a programmable thermostat – we can’t stress enough how much of an impact a well-used programmable thermostat can have on lowering your electric bill. You can set the thermostat to automatically change the temperature settings throughout the day. For instance, in the summer, you can set it to change the temperature setting to 80 degrees at 9 a.m. after everyone has left for work—meaning your AC won’t kick on until that temperature is reached. But don’t worry—you can program it to turn the temperature back down to 72 before you get home from work so you never sacrifice comfort.
- Adjust the temperature – more than likely, you won’t notice a one degree change in temperature—or even two or three! In the summer, try to keep your thermostat set no lower than 72 degrees (and higher is better). During the winter, try to keep it around 68 degrees—this may sound chilly, but with the appropriate humidity levels in your home, you won’t even notice the difference.
- Schedule annual maintenance – having your HVAC system inspected at the beginning of the summer is a great way to ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency. A trained tech will have the chance to check for any minor issues before they become major problems down the road. Schedule furnace or air conditioning maintenance »
- Use your curtains – using your curtains effectively can have a big impact on your energy costs. In the summer, closing the curtains during the day will block the sun from warming up the rooms in your home and causing your AC to kick on. In the winter, leaving them open during the day (but closing them tight at night) will let the sun warm up your rooms.
- Install weatherstripping – when weatherstripping is installed for your windows and doors, it can greatly reduce the air loss in your home, meaning the valuable money you spend warming or cooling the air in your home won’t just float right out the window.
Take Control of Your Energy Costs
If you think your electric bill is too high, contact the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning today. One of our experienced technicians can visit your New Jersey home and identify areas where you can improve your energy efficiency.
Contact us online or by phone at 732-455-9110 to schedule an appointment!
*Rebate may expire or change at any time without notice. Contact for full details.