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Jun 3, 2022

Money-saving tips for summer energy bills

Hand closing white blindsStay cool while saving energy and lowering your electric bill this summer with these energy-savings tips:

  • Keep your window coverings closed during the day to prevent heat gain in your home.
  • Use a smart, programmable thermostat to control your home’s temperature and use less energy while you’re away.
  • Use a dehumidifier to remove humidity from your home to make it feel cooler and more comfortable.
  • Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Fans create a wind-chill effect and cool people, not rooms.
  • Schedule regular maintenance of your air conditioner unit. Check and replace air filters regularly.
  • Operate your thermostat efficiently. The smaller the difference between the outdoor and indoor temperature, the less energy you will use.
  • Use your bathroom fan to remove heat and humidity after a shower or bath. 
  • Wash full loads of clothes and dishes, and do not run appliances at the same time.
  • When possible, wash your clothing in cold water to avoid using the water heater.
  • Avoid using the oven and stove by grilling outdoors and opting for small appliances like the microwave or air fryer.
  • Turn off lights when not in use.

Lowering your energy consumption will lower your electric bill. Learn to beat the heat this summer by saving energy. For more ways to save, visit energy.gov.

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