We’re back with part two of our summer savings series and it’s time to take a look at your home efficiency.
If our previous savings tips have been working for you and you’re looking to put your summer of savings into high-gear, keep reading:
- Open the windows: Keep an eye on the weather – when it’s looking to be a bit cooler of a week, give the AC a break and open the windows instead. While we all love the heat of summer, cooler days are your opportunity to save big on electric!
- Hang your laundry outside to dry: Skip the dryer and hang your clothes outside to dry. This may take a few extra minutes with each load of laundry, however this small amount of time can cut back on the high energy costs of the dryer and make a noticeable difference in your monthly electric bill.
- Cook outside: Using the stove or the oven can, believe it or not, create a lot of excess heat in the house. If you’re running the AC non-stop as it is, consider using the grill outside instead to keep the heat outside.
- Replace your AC filters: Owning a home comes with an array of regular maintenance tasks to remember. One that’s easy to overlook is the air conditioner filter, and a dirty one can increase cooling costs as it reduces the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Filters are inexpensive and fairly easy to replace, so there’s no excuse!
- Install a programmable thermostat: If you don’t have one already, it’s a great time to install a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to set exact temperature settings for different times of the day. If everyone in the house it gone all day, set a higher temperature so you don’t waste money on AC when no one is home. Once you find a schedule that works, you won’t need to think about it all summer!
Whether it’s a new habit to get used to or making a slight upgrade in your home, these simple tips are sure to help you put more in savings this summer. Stay tuned for the next blog of our Summer Savings Series!