During the dog days of summer, the temperatures are usually reaching record breaking heights, and one of the most common ways to beat the heat is sitting in an air conditioned room. Nowadays, it is becoming very expensive to keep cool, and that’s why many people have come up with different ways to keep their electricity bills low during the summer time.
The equipment is important
Energy efficient equipment
So many people need to get rid of their old air conditioner and invest in a new energy efficient air conditioner. The new energy efficient air conditioners are inexpensive to purchase and are known to reduce electricity costs. If a person cannot afford a new energy efficient air conditioner unit and have to stick with their old air conditioning unit, then they should always determine how powerful they want their air conditioner to be. A very powerful air conditioner unit wastes much energy, and it does not do a good job at reducing the humidity in the air. Programming the air conditioner There is no reason to keep the air conditioner unit on a low temperature setting when no one is home, as all it will be doing is cooling down an empty house. People should learn how to program an air conditioning unit so that the temperature setting is higher during the day when people are at work, and a lower temperature during the evening when people are at home. This will help to reduce an electricity bill to be an estimate of $180 per year.
Monitor the heat sources
Many people are not aware that leaving a cell phone charger, a radio or microwave plugged into the wall drains energy and produces heat.
When appliances or electronics are attached to a power source, it is known to be in stand-by mode, and when items are in stand-by mode and not being used, they are still using electricity, causing an increase in a person’s electricity bill. It is best to use power strips to plug electronics and appliances into, so they can be turned off when they are not being used. Energy efficient light bulbs
To help save money on an electric bill, a person should stop using incandescent light bulbs, and start using fluorescent bulbs. Using a compact fluorescent light bulb will help save a person at least $35 in energy cost over the life span of the bulb, because a compact fluorescent bulb produces less heat and it uses less energy.