How can I lower my electric bill this summer?
Money is always a big concern for homeowners all over the country—but how can you lower your electric bill this summer without sacrificing comfort? There are a number of things you can do to lower your energy usage, including:
- Scheduling a home energy audit – the first step in lowering your electric bill this summer is understanding where all your money is going. A home energy audit from Arctic Air Conditioning will give you a complete assessment of your home, and if you make our energy-saving recommendations, you may be eligible for rebates up to $5,000!*
- Raising the temperature – more than likely, you won’t notice a one degree change in temperature—or even two or three! You should keep your thermostat set to the highest comfortable temperature to reduce your electric bill. Our experts recommend staying between 72 – 74 degrees.
- Installing a programmable thermostat – we can’t stress enough how much of an impact a well-used programmable thermostat can have on your electric bill this summer. You can set the thermostat to automatically change the temperature settings throughout the day. For instance, 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.
- Scheduling AC maintenance – having your air conditioner 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.
- Closing the curtains – closing the curtains during the day can have an impact on your energy use because it will block the sun from warming up the rooms in your home and causing your AC to kick on.
- Installing 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 cooling the air in your home won’t just float right out the window.
Want to find other ways to lower your electric bill this summer? Contact the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning today by calling 321-455-9110!
*Rebate may expire or change at any time without notice. Contact for full details.