Summer is right around the corner and temperatures are heating up. More and more, families across the U.S. are turning on their air conditioning systems to keep cool and comfortable.
But your air conditioner could be eating up your home’s energy and increasing your electric utility bill. To help keep your electrical costs down while still staying cool this summer, consider the following three tips.
- Retrofit your lights. During the summer, you may not think about your home’s lighting because there is more daylight. However, older lighting can still use a lot of electricity. Replace incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs to reduce the amount of energy you consume when lighting your home.
- Have your HVAC system inspected. It’s recommended to have your HVAC system inspected at least twice a year, once during the spring and once during the fall. This helps to ensure the unit will keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter. The more efficiently your HVAC system runs, the less energy you use and pay for.
- Replace your HVAC system air filters. It’s good to have your HVAC system inspected twice a year, but it’s also important to replace air filters once a month. This ensures that all the dander, dust, and debris that builds up in the filters are cleaned out and your system can work efficiently. Built-up debris means your HVAC system has to work harder to move air and can lead to higher electrical bills. If you have pets at home, consider replacing your HVAC system filters as often as twice a month.
Looking for energy solutions this summer?
Sometimes your energy bill increases because you’re using your air conditioner more, but it’s important to check if you could save year-round with local energy services.
Amos Electric Supply offers the energy solutions you need to stay cool this summer without busting your budget. To learn more about our residential electrical services, lighting retrofits, and light accessories for your home, contact Amos Electric Supply today.