Summer is upon us! But that warm weather we have been waiting for all year also comes with extremely large bills. Summer means not only high energy consumption but also high electricity bills. However, cooling down your home doesn’t have to result in take up your energy bill. There are a couple of tricks and tips requiring minimal effort that will help you save on your energy bill while also helping to save the planet.
Switch off the fan
To save power switch off lights and replace regular
Tubelight consumes around 55 watts per hour and fan consumes 75 watts per hour.
When you don’t need, turn off your air conditioner
When you are sleeping turn off your AC, that result in huge power save. Even adjusting the temperature before you leave your home will yield savings. In the summer day, the thermostat should be set no lower than 78°F to 80°F. For every degree the thermostat is increased, 4% to 8% can be saved on cooling costs.
Clean your air conditioning vents and units
In order to air conditioning unit work efficiently, its filters, coils, and fins must be maintained regularly. Simply put a clean air conditioner is a simple one. The most essential piece of maintenance that will ensure the maximization of your air conditioner is routinely replacing or cleaning its filters
Use Natural Ventilation
If nature is going to provide free cool air at nights or regular breezes, take advantage of it. When it cools down outside, eliminate electricity usage altogether by opening windows. This will reduce the energy exerted from your AC unit.
Switch to ENERGY STAR appliances
The ENERGY STAR is an honor given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to a product that meets the attentive energy-efficiency guidelines set forth by the U.S. government in order to reduce greenhouse emissions. An ENERGY STAR certified room AC uses about 15% less energy than non-certified models.