|We've all been shocked by our electric bill from time to time|
Start by raising your thermostat by at least 2 degrees. Over the span of a month, those 2 degrees can really make a difference for the better on your bill.
Utilize Ceiling And Portable Fans:Most homes have ceiling fans, and portable fans are fairly inexpensive. Use them to keep air circulating through the room. This can easily help bring the temperature in a room down by a couple degrees. If you have an attic fan, turn it on in the evening to pull some of the hot air out. This will help make your nights cooler while you sleep.
Keep Air Filters Clean/Changed Frequently:This will ensure your air conditioner unit runs properly and more efficiently.
|Turning down the thermostat by 2 degrees can really make a difference on your bill|
Use Your Appliances Less:• Dry your dishes on a rack instead of using the heat dry setting on the dishwasher.
• Cook outside. Spring and Summer can bring along some lovely weather. Take advantage of this by grilling outside. When you cook outside, you won’t need to use the oven or stove which can heat up your house. It’s also the perfect time for salads and sandwiches!
• If possible, line dry some or all of your clothes. Even do this once a week can help keep the house cooler for the day and save energy from not using the dryer at the same time!
Take Care Of Yourself To Feel Cooler:Stay hydrated! Keep pitchers of ice water in the fridge, staying hydrated will help your body regulate your temperature better and the nice cold water can be just the refresher you need on a hot day!
These are just a few ways to stay cool during those hot months while staying on a budget! The best part about these tips are they are easy to incorporate and virtually free to begin making the changes!
How do you stay cool through the hot Summer months?