Did the summer heat take a toll on your energy bill? You are not alone.
And while the temperatures might not be much lower yet, the team at Mr. Electric of Austin wants you to know that a lower energy bill is on the horizon, especially with these tips!
Send Your Energy Costs in the Right Direction
When the heat is on outside during the summer months, you need a place to cool down. Therefore, you probably set your home to cold while the temperatures rises.
However, with your air conditioner constantly running in the summer, your bill is continually going up.
As a result, it’s time to take it down a notch by establishing some cheaper energy habits:
Set the Temperature to Savings
Take a moment to go over to your thermostat and see what the temperature is right now. Is it in the higher 60s or lower 70s?
Did you know that turning your thermostat up even a few degrees and turning ceiling fans on can help you cut your costs while still staying cool?
Be Sure to Turn Off the Lights
How many times have you been guilty of leaving a room and leaving the lights on? You are not the first, and you won’t be the last.
When you leave the room, turn off the lights! It’s as simple as that.
Take Advantage of Natural Light
You can also use the sun to naturally light your home, which will help to lower the energy use (and energy bill) inside your home. Open up the curtains and blinds during the day to let natural light in.
Choose the Right Lightbulbs
Also, you want to consider the type of lightbulbs you are using inside your home. Did you know that LED lightbulbs can help save your home energy and money? In fact, LED lightbulbs can save around 15 percent on your energy bill!
Are you looking for ways to save your household money? Contact us today for a free estimate on how Mr. Electric of Austin can make your home more energy-efficient.