Summer is an amazing time of the year. It gets warmer and sunnier, calling people outdoors to enjoy boating, hiking, and trips to the beach. However, the warm weather poses a problem to anyone trying to save money on their utility bills. Having an apartment that is too hot is very uncomfortable, but there are some simple ways to save money on your utility bills while you combat the heat of summer.
Turn Off Your A/C
One of the best ways to save money on your utility bills this summer is to turn off your air conditioning whenever possible. Turning it off before you go to work and before you go to sleep will result in major savings. Any time you’ll be away for an extended period, consider turning off your A/C to save money and energy.
Clean Your A/C Unit
If you’re using a window A/C unit, keep it clean and maintained for maximum efficiency. If it has to use more power to keep the room cool due to buildup, it will burn a lot of energy trying to get your room to the right temperature.
Standing fans, box fans, and especially ceiling fans can be used to keep air flowing and cool. These are a great tool for lowering the temperature of your apartment. A ceiling fan can lower the temperature of a room by approximately 4°F. This will save some strain on your A/C system and easily lower your summer utility bills.
Open Your Windows
Cracking a window or two at night is another great way to keep your apartment cool. This will allow you to turn off your A/C as the night air does the job. You can supplement with a fan to move the air around and cool your apartment down even more. Close the window and your curtains when you get up in the morning to keep the air cooler longer.
Utilize Window Treatments
Curtains, drapes, blinds, and shades can keep the sunlight out of your apartment, helping you cool it down and maintain a lower temperature without running your A/C constantly. Any window treatments that block out the sun can lower incoming heat by a significant amount, giving your A/C and your wallet a break.
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