How to Keep Your Electric Bill Low
Especially during summer, one of a homeowner's biggest concerns is how high their electric bill may be. With the AC running high and your cooking for more people when guests come to visit, you'll want to take every measure possible to keep your electric bill low and avoid getting surprised at the end of the month. Here's how to do that:
Actually Turn Off Your Lights
One of the biggest things you can do to keep your electric bill is to actually turn off lights. Even if you're moving around room to room, turn off the lights each time you leave the room. You should also simply avoid turning on lights if a room gets a decent amount of natural sunlight.
Be Smart with Your AC
First off, remember that window AC units use a lot of energy to operate, so if you're using a good number of them around your home, your electric bill will likely be pretty high. In that case, it's best to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient cooling system.
When it comes to your central AC system, set your thermostat to be a little closer to the outside temperature and program it to run only when people are home to need the AC going. The less time your AC runs and less energy it uses to do so, the lower your electric bills will be.
Instead of turning on your electric stove and cooking there, head outside to light up your gas grill. Gas tends to be cheaper than electric to begin with, and by cooking outside, you won't be adding any heat to the inside of your home and your AC won't have to work harder to cool your house.
For more tips on keeping your utility bills low, keep up with our blog! And for all your electrical needs, contact the experts at Casteel. Our professional Atlanta electricians can provide you with the highest level of service when it comes to your residential electrical installation or repair needs. We offer many electrical services, systems, and products to help ensure your family’s safety for years to come.