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Looking to cut down on energy costs in the sweltering Summer?

How to Cut Down on Energy Expenses in the Summer

The summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time for high energy bills. If you want to save money on your energy bills this summer, there are a few things you can do.

Here are 10 tips to help you cut down on energy expenses in the summer:

  1. Seal air leaks. Air leaks around windows and doors can let in hot air, making your air conditioner work harder and driving up your energy bills. Seal up any leaks with caulk or weatherstripping.

  2. Add insulation. Insulation helps keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. If your home is not well-insulated, you may be losing a lot of energy to the outside. Add insulation to your attic, walls, and floors to help keep your home cooler and save money on your energy bills.

  3. Plant trees. Trees can help shade your home from the sun, which can keep your home cooler in the summer. If you have a south-facing roof, planting trees on the south side of your home can make a big difference in keeping your home cool.

  4. Use ceiling fans. Ceiling fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler, even if the air temperature is not that much lower. This can help you reduce your reliance on your air conditioner and save money on your energy bills.

  5. Set your thermostat higher. Every degree you raise your thermostat can save you 1-3% on your cooling costs. If you're comfortable at 78 degrees, set your thermostat to that temperature. You may be surprised at how little you notice the difference.

  6. Close your blinds and curtains during the day. When the sun is shining, it's best to close your blinds and curtains to keep the heat out. This will help your air conditioner work less and save you money on your energy bills.

  7. Unplug appliances when you're not using them. Even when they're turned off, many appliances continue to draw power. This is known as "phantom load." Unplugging appliances, when you're not using them, can help you save a significant amount of energy.

  8. Wash your clothes in cold water. Using cold water to wash your clothes can save you a lot of energy. In fact, up to 90% of the energy used to wash clothes goes to heating the water.

  9. Hang your clothes to dry. Instead of using the dryer, hang your clothes to dry. Only if permitted by your homeowners association of course. This will save you a lot of energy and money.

  10. Get a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature of your home based on your schedule and the weather. This can help you save energy and money on your energy bills.


By following these tips, you can cut down on energy expenses in the summer and save money on your energy bills. You can also help the environment by reducing your energy consumption.

Here are some additional tips that you can follow:

  • Use energy-efficient appliances. When you're shopping for new appliances, look for those that have the Energy Star label. Energy Star appliances use less energy than standard appliances, which can save you money on your energy bills.

  • Get a home energy audit. A home energy audit can identify areas in your home where you can save energy. An auditor


will come to your home and assess your energy use. They will then make recommendations for how you can reduce your energy consumption.

  • Take advantage of energy-saving rebates and incentives. Many utility companies offer rebates and incentives for energy-efficient upgrades. These rebates can help you save money on the cost of energy-efficient appliances and other home improvements.

By following these tips, you can cut down on energy expenses in the summer and save money on your energy bills. You can also help the environment by reducing your energy consumption.

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