As the temperature increases, energy bills also follow the same trend. You can however, stop them. You don’t need to buy a bunch of gadgets to reduce your energy bills and you do not need to be stuck in the dark. We have highlighted some low-cost and no-stress tips that will help reduce your energy bills during summer.
Ensure The Vents Are Open And Clean
If you use a central air conditioner and you notice heat in your home, check the vents to ensure that they are not closed. Closed vents make air conditioners struggle while trying to keep the home cool. This leads to an increase in energy consumption, which leads to increased energy costs.
Also, ensure the filters in the vents are clean. Replace the filters monthly so that they don’t hinder ideal flow of air. Know the measurement of your vent before you purchase a new filter so that you can be sure you’re getting the right size.
Make Use Of Appliances Wisely
Do not run your appliances during the peak hours of the day. These lie between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Do your laundry by making use of the warm or cold water setting for the wash cycle and rinse the clothes with cold water. This saves about 7 percent on energy bills. Whenever you need to use the dryer, ensure you run full loads. Also, reduce energy consumption by using the dishwasher when it is fully loaded. Turn off the dry cycle and air dry the dishes.
Promote Better Flow Of Air In The Home
Trapping hot air in the home requires more effort than ensuring flow of air in the home. Even if you use an air conditioner, it may be difficult to keep each room in the house at the same steady temperature. Fans can help in trapping air during hot and cold days. When it’s hot, fans will help to push the air upwards. Also, when it’s cold, fans can help push the air back down.
If you have a few standing fans in your home, then it’s advisable you make use of these instead of air conditioners. Although fans don’t cool air, they help in moving the air around. When the air in your home is able to move about easily, an even temperature will be maintained easily and this means less work for the heating or cooling system. Place the fans in the direction that you need the air to flow. Push the fan down and up to help trap the hot air in the room.
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