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5 of the Best Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill This Summer

As Florida residents, we know electricity bills are starting to increase with the heat. It’s too hot outside, and your air conditioning unit has to work harder. The good news is you can lower your electric bills the next few months with these tips.

#1: Close the Blinds and Curtains

When the sun shines through the windows, it heats up your home. Your AC has to work double time to lower the temperature. You can cut down on the work your AC has to do (the electricity used) by blocking the sun’s rays.

If you’re in the market for new blinds, consider ones that come with a schedule. These automated blinds will open and close based on the times you select. This can come in handy when you’re away at work all day or go on vacation. It’s a great security feature since it can appear someone is home adjusting the blinds throughout the day.

#2: Use a Thermostat with a Scheduler

Invest in a thermostat with a scheduler on it. This will enable you to set a temperature for certain times throughout the day. You can increase the temperature for times you are not home, which will save on electricity.

There are many different types of digital thermostats to choose from, so give us a call if you need help. We’ve worked on many, so we can provide recommendations on the best ones. The accuracy of your thermostat can affect your electricity bill.

#3: Use Fans

Use your ceiling fans as much as possible. This will circulate the air and cool you when you’re underneath it. Many people can turn their AC down when they have their fans going. Since fans don’t use as much electricity, they end up with lower electricity bills.

You may want to consider standalone fans, if you really want to cut down on electricity costs. People who use ceiling and floor fans turn down their AC much more than those who don’t use them.  

#4: Don’t Turn It Up Too Much at One Time

Turning the AC up by several degrees will make your unit work harder for longer. Don’t put that strain on your unit and waste energy. When you turn the AC up, just decrease the temperature a couple of degrees at a time.

#5: Get Your HVAC Unit Checked

HVAC units need annual check-ups and maintenance. This service will identify any problems that could be causing your unit to work harder than it needs to, which could cause you to pay more in electricity. Maintenance means cleaning the unit, which will ensure it works efficiently. An efficient unit cuts on and off to cool down your home quickly, which ends up costing you less.

For HVAC service, contact us today. We offer $20 off a service call for new customers. We serve residents of the Kissimmee area, so give us a call for an appointment. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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