Tips for Cutting Costs on Your Electric Bill
Summer is upon us, which means your electric bill is likely to be higher during these warmer months. Keeping your electricity bill at a reasonable expense can become challenging between fans and air conditioning in your home.
At AAA Calvert, we’re here to help. We offer installation, repair, and maintenance services on your cooling units to help maximize their performance and keep your electric bill as manageable as possible. Here are a few other tips for cutting costs on your electric bill.
Reducing Heating and Cooling Costs
Heating and cooling costs tend to make up the most significant portion of your electric bill. Here are a few tips for reducing your heating and cooling costs.
Check Your Thermostat
Adjust your thermostat anytime you are sleeping or will be away from your home. As a rule of thumb, you can set it back 10 to 15 degrees in these idle times and drop your costs by up to 10%.
Adjust Your Refrigerator Temperatures
Keep the food fresh in your refrigerator and freezer without hurting your wallet by making sure your refrigerator is set to 38 degrees and your freezer is set between zero and five degrees.
Fix Any Leaky Ductwork
Any leaky HVAC ducts can drastically decrease the efficiency of your home. If you’re not sure where to start, call the experts at AAA Calvert for assistance.
Check Seals Around Your Home
Big appliances around your home, such as your refrigerator, need to have proper seals to stop cold air from leaking out. The same goes for seals around your home’s windows and doors.
Reducing Power and Lighting Costs
Approximately 11% of your home’s energy usage goes to keeping the lights and electronics powered in your home. Here are a few tips to reduce some of your power and lighting costs.
Conduct an Energy Audit
Check with your local utility provider to see if you can have an energy audit completed on your home. Often, they will provide it for free. These audits can help to identify areas of excess energy usage.
Switch to LED Bulbs
You can save up to $75 per year by switching out your old incandescent light bulbs for LEDs.
Install Dimmer Switches
Adjusting the brightness in rooms with dimmer switches is another way to help you save on your electric bill.
When in Doubt, Call the Experts
If you’re looking for options to help cut costs on your electric bill, let the experts at AAA Calvert assist you. Our HVAC experts can help you pinpoint any issues, identify the proper course of action, and implement these services to meet your needs. Call us at 562-429-1546 to request a quote today.