Conserve Electricity This Summer and Save on Your Utility Costs

What is the easiest way to save on your electrical bill?  First of all, become conscious of your electrical use.  Secondly, conserve, conserve, conserve!  Below are some easy-to-do electrical conservation methods customers can use to decrease their energy usage (and utility bills!) this summer.

  • Check your attic insulation to make sure it meets the recommended R-30 value for our area.  Improving your attic insulation can save 10% to 50% of your cooling costs.
  • Seal any cracks around windows and doors that might be allowing your cool air to escape and hot air in.
  • Keep air ducts clean and outdoor equipment free of dirt and debris.
  • Check your air conditioning filter once a month and replace or clean it if it is dirty.  When you leave for the day, set your thermostat to a higher temperature.  Also, draw blinds and curtains on windows receiving direct sunlight.
  • Make sure to clean your clothes dryer’s lint filter after each load.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer is vented to the outside during the hot summer months.