Saving During These Summer Months

Use your appliances in the evening– When its 90 degrees out you just don’t feel like cooking over a hot stove and if you do, it usually means your turning the AC down too. In general, using major appliances like a dishwasher or dryer in the evening is more cost effective then using it during the day.

Use power strips instead– Unplugging every electronic in your house may be time consuming, so, opt in for a power strip instead. Before leaving the house or when going to bed simply turn off the switch.

Keep your water heater at 120 degrees– Although you can turn it down to less than 120 degrees to save even more, that is what most people are comfortable with. But, keep in mind; turning your water heater down 10 degrees can save you up to %5 on your next bill!

Be smart about how you cool off– With air conditioning, fans, and windows there is no excuse for why we can’t save money, while still staying cool. Though keeping your A/C at 78 degrees saves energy, it’s not always comfortable. Take advantage of the cool setting on your fan as well. At night, try turning the AC off all together and open up a window.

Change your filter– This is an easy one and also one most tend to neglect. Changing your filter allows your AC to not work as hard, therefore saving you money.