The summer months have a funny way of reminding us we are using more electricity than we probably need. When you get those electric bills in the mail after a month of running the air conditioner, it tends to give you a wake-up call about energy conservation. If you are looking for a few quick tips to save on the electric bill, read this from your electrician Pasadena resident regularly call on to handle their electrical needs.
1-Turn up the AC a couple of degrees. If you normally keep it at 72, try turning it up to 74 or 75 degrees. This is still a comfortable temperature.
2-Use fans to circulate the air and stir up a slight breeze. Ceiling fans are energy efficient and can be installed by an electrician. Pasadena homeowners with ceiling fans may even be able to turn the AC up a few more degrees with the installation of a ceiling fan.
3-Keep the blinds and curtains closed during the heat of the day. Blocking out the sun’s rays can go a long way to keeping your home cool without relying on the air conditioner.
4-Unplug your cell phone, laptop and other electrical chargers when not in use. Unplugging nonessential kitchen appliances can also cut down on the amount of phantom power you are wasting every day. Even is something is not turned on, but it is plugged in, it is drawing electricity.
5-Replace your halogen light bulbs with energy efficient CFL bulbs. Yes, the latter are a little more expensive to buy, but they last 13 times longer and use less electricity. They more than pay for themselves.
If you would like any more tips about how you can save a few dollars on your electric bill or would like to arrange a ceiling fan installation, give H Electric a call today.