While summer is full of outdoor entertaining, sports, and swimming it is also one of the most expensive times of year for those who rely on their AC systems to get them through the hottest months in Maryland. If you are slowly watching your energy bill rise there may be a few things you can do to help reduce your monthly energy costs. Sometimes a simple service call from a residential electrician Potomac can help you identify areas where you can trim electrical costs, and sometimes making a few changes is all it takes to lower your energy bill. Here are a few ways that you can conserve energy this summer and save a bit of green in the process.
Book an HVAC Service
Almost every HVAC manufacturer and repair company will recommend that you have your HVAC system serviced once a year to help lower your energy bill. Not only can one low-cost maintenance call help trim your energy costs, but it can identify any problem areas so that you don’t end up facing an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the summer months. You also want to make sure you are regularly changing your air filters as this will affect the overall efficiency of your AC.
Adjust the Thermostat
Some days you may really need the cool air, but other days when you are just working from home or possibly out of your home all day you won’t. When you know no one is going to be around, bump up your thermostat five or so degrees. If you are sitting and not actively moving in your home, turn the thermostat up a few degrees and turn on a fan to offset the difference. Every time you turn your thermostat up you reduce the size of your energy bill and the chance that you will need to call a residential electrician Potomac.
The more cool air you lose, the more you will have to pay to cool your home. Therefore, do your best to minimize leakage by ensuring all doors and windows stay closed during the summer months and keep your blinds drawn to reduce leakage. If you have older windows, this is also a great time to consider updating your windows to prevent future leakage that is probably driving up your energy bill.
Consult with a Residential Electrician Potomac
If you suspect that other factors are contributing to your high electricity bill, it may be time to call a residential electrician Potomac to perform an electrical inspection and troubleshoot electrical appliances that may not be working properly. NJ Electric Services is happy to inspect your electrical system and help you lower your energy bill. Contact us today to set up an appointment.