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Lower Your Electric Bill This Summer

  • Budgeting
  • July 2023
  • Premier America
Summer is here! That means warm weather, outdoor activities, and blasting your air conditioner. The cost of producing electricity has been rising rapidly, resulting in an increase in your electric bill, regardless of consumption.

Although you can’t control the weather, you can help reduce your consumption by implementing a few lifestyle changes that will help you save on your monthly bill.

Here are 5 ways you can help lower your bill.

  1. Turn off the air conditioner when not in use. It goes without saying, but shutting off your AC while at work or overnight means no electricity is being used, therefore, no charges. If it’s too hot in your area and you must maintain the AC at all times, aim for 78 degrees or higher when you’re not home, which could help lower your bill.
  2. Consider a portable AC unit. If you work from home, only cool down the room where you’re working, rather than your entire home.
  3. Clean your air conditioning vents and units. Maximize the airflow going through your vents by routinely replacing on cleaning its filters. Clogged and dirty filters block normal airflow and reduces your system’s efficiency.
  4. Use your ceiling fan. A ceiling fan can help cool down a room by about four degrees, allowing you to turn the thermostat down accordingly.
  5. Block the sun with blinds and drapes. Reducing the amount of sun exposure entering your home reduces the heat gain. Use blinds or drapes to help block the sun.

Bonus tip: Use a sun shade in your car to keep your parked car cool and protect it against harmful UV rays.
Small changes can go a long way to reducing your bill this summer.