Although most of us are looking forward to sunny, warm months, increased electricity bills are still not welcome. Whether the air conditioner works more often, whether more shower water is used, energy saving tips can help both your pocket and the environment. This summer, before you lower the climate by 10 degrees, read our tips, your pocket will be grateful.
- Replace outdated air conditioning. If you have an air conditioner for over 15 years, it is time to consider buying a new device, which is more energy efficient.
- Alternative cooking methods. Instead of using the oven daily, try switching to backyard grilling (if you have the conditions), or quick cooking. If you need an oven, try to use it in the early morning hours, when it is not necessary to turn on the air conditioner.
- Automate the thermostat. If you still use a hand-held thermostat to adjust the climate in your home, consider replacing it with an automatic one, which can be programmed to keep your home warmer when you’re not at home. And then on the other hand, you can set it to cool your home before you return.
- Keep the sun out of your home. At the time of day when the sun is strongest, draw the curtains and lower the blinds to block the sun’s rays. Your interior will be cooler.
- Take a break from using the air conditioner. Open the windows briefly, allow air to flow. Save energy.
- Take a short shower and lower the hot water temperature to save energy.
- Install energy efficient light bulbs. Replace current, classic light bulbs with more efficient ones, eg compact fluorescent lamps consume less energy, and emit brighter light. They last longer, change less often and thus save money.
- Service the air conditioner regularly. Check air filters regularly, and have technicians call for service once a year. This allows your air conditioner to work longer and more efficiently.
- Check the ventilation in your home. If there is an air leak somewhere, more energy is consumed. There is no point in cooling the home if half of the cold air goes into the attic.
- Spend more time outside the home. Exercise outdoors, go to the pool, ride a bike, organize a picnic with friends. If you spend less time at home, your bills will be lower.
There are hundreds of ways to save energy during the summer, so apply some of them to make the summer enjoyable for you and your family.
Source: E2 Portal by www.e2.rs.
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