Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills
As we enter the dog days of summer, people will be looking for ways to save on their energy bills. Running an air conditioner day and night puts a strain on a homeowner’s pocketbook as well as puts a strain on the environment. If you are worried that your energy bills might be too high this summer, some simple tips from a St. Louis cooling company might be able to help you save a few dollars this August. If you don’t have money for a new air conditioner, try these simple tips.
First, if you have a dishwasher, you might want to just wash your dishes the old-fashioned way – by hand. If this doesn’t sound feasible, cut down on your energy bill by air drying your dishes. The dishwasher’s drying cycle uses plenty of energy to dry your dishes, so when the washing is done, pull out the dishes, wipe them off, and let them air dry. The same can be done for clothes – by letting them air dry, you can save a fair amount on energy. And a person should be careful to only run full loads of clothes and dishes to cut down on the number of times they have to run these appliances.
Another tip is to unplug electronics when they are not in use. When a particular electronic is plugged in, it continuously pulls a small amount of energy to keep it fully charged. The amount is small, but can really add up when there are many units plugged in throughout the house. By keeping these unplugged when not in use, you can save money and be more environmentally-friendly.
Homeowners may want to invest in weatherstripping for windows and doors, especially if a home is older. These gaps cause air conditioning to seep outside, costing you valuable dollars in the process. If you don’t have money for new windows or a new AC, weather stripping can keep your home more comfortable while keeping air conditioning in the home.
Finally, it may be a good idea to have your air conditioner serviced to make sure it is running at peak efficiency. When a unit is a bit older, it has to work harder to keep a house cool. An HVAC professional can check your unit and give it a tune-up to make sure it is working properly. This not only cuts down on energy bills, but extends the life of your unit.
If you need your air conditioner serviced or a need a new unit installed, Classic Aire Care can help. For almost 90 years, our experts have provided the best customer services for heating, cooling, plumbing, and drain cleaning services across the St. Louis area. To schedule your service, contact us right away.