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3 Greatest Hacks for Lowering Your Energy Bill This Summer

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Are you looking for ways to lower your energy bill this season? Summers should be time for fun in the sun—not time for worrying about sky-high energy costs. But cooling your home is, without a doubt, the most significant summer energy expense for homeowners. Check out the three greatest hacks to decrease energy usage in your home so you can achieve a lower energy bill without sacrificing comfort.

#1: Use a Ceiling Fan

Using the ceiling fan is an energy-saving hack many homeowners forget. Simply flipping on the ceiling fans in your home can promote better disbursement of cool air. Make sure your fan blades are running counterclockwise, which works to push the cool air down to create a nice, cool breeze. As a result, you can turn the thermostat up a few degrees and still maintain a comfortable environment.

#2: Develop Smart Energy-Saving Habits

Taking small steps to save energy throughout the day is a way to reduce energy costs. All the little things add up to help you save big over the course of the summer. Add these habits to your daily household routine to prevent your AC from overworking and lower your energy bill:

  • Limit activities in the house that generate a lot of heat during the hottest times of the day. That means you get to take a break from daytime cooking on the stovetop, laundry duty, and using the dishwasher. Save those activities for later when the temps cool down.
  • Close the blinds and curtains to minimize heat-producing sunlight, which increases the inside temperature and makes your AC kick on too often.
  • Keep the windows and doors closed. No need to pay for climate-controlled air to go outside!

#3: Schedule Professional Preventative Maintenance

The ultimate energy-bill-lowering hack will always be preventative maintenance from a professional HVAC company. Countless homeowners pay too much for energy costs each year because they have neglected regular HVAC maintenance and tune-ups. When you invest in the right maintenance services, you will increase your system’s efficiency, which translates to lower energy bills and a longer lifespan for your system.

Contact locally-owned and operated Wilson’s Refrigeration & Air today for more tips to lower your energy bill or to schedule money-saving preventative maintenance.

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