Five Tips to Bring Down Summer Energy Bills

Are high summer energy bills affecting your summer fun? There are many ways to help manage your summer energy bills – some so easy you won’t believe it! Here are five tips to help improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home.

  1. GRILL OUT.
    If you need another reason for a summer cookout, this is it! Grilling meals outdoors can help keep your home cool by keeping excess heat out of the home.
  2. SEAL AIR LEAKS.
    Sealing air leaks helps keep cool air in and keeps warm air out. Once air leaks are sealed this pays off year round by keeping cold winter air out and warm air in. This also can help minimize stack effect, which can cause the upper level of a home to be excessively warm. Contact our office to schedule an estimate for air sealing.
  3. TURN ON CEILING FANS.
    How easy is this! Turning on ceiling fans will help circulate the cool air inside your home. It also can create a slight breeze that will make the room more comfortable. Take this one step further by running your bath fan. Adding a timer to your bath fan will allow it to run at regular intervals and help pull humid air out of your home.
  4. TUNE UP YOUR HVAC SYSTEM.
    Schedule a service appointment with a qualified contractor to check that the system is running efficiently. Also consider setting your programmable thermostat to a higher setting during the day which can save roughly ten percent on annual energy bills. Don’t have a programmable thermostat? Get one.
  5. SEAL YOUR HOME’S AIR DUCTS.
    Leaky ducts in a home can make it hard for conditioned air to reach each room in your home. This can result in uneven temperatures in your home. As a result you may need to adjust your thermostat, which can affect your energy bills.

Let this be the last summer that your energy bills are high and your home is uncomfortable! Contact our office with questions on these tips or to schedule a free air sealing estimate.