We have been experiencing some dry and hot weather this month. But don’t worry, JM Electric is here to help you do your best saving energy and money during these summer months. If you need any assistance, be sure to call the best electricians in Denver 303-366-4975.
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Taken from the article:
“Summer is officially here and that means the heat is on. But beating the heat doesn’t have to break the bank.
There is a variety of easy and budget-friendly energy efficiency measures to save you money.
Running the air conditioning can make an electricity bill skyrocket. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help your air conditioner run more smoothly and save you money as the summer months progress. One way is by signing up for a home energy audit with your utility provider.
Don’t block air flow. Keep air vents clear of obstructions such as furniture, curtains and rugs. For those with central air and floor vents, consider using vent deflectors to direct and increase the reach of cooled air.
Clean or change A-C filters monthly to ensure the air is flowing smoothly throughout your house.
Operate major appliances during the cooler parts of the day. Less heat is generated, and energy is conserved by using appliances like clothes washers and dryers early in the morning or late in the evening, when there is also less demand on the electric system.
Keep blinds closed when it’s hot out to prevent unwanted heat from entering the home through windows. Using curtains, shades, and blinds can lower indoor temperatures by up to 20 degrees.
Switch to LED lights. The energy efficient bulbs run cooler and last up to 25 times longer than incandescent lights.
Set ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise and at a higher speed in the summer to circulate the breeze more effectively, creating a cooling, wind chill effect.
Look for the ENERGY STAR rating when purchasing new appliances. Also, be sure to choose the right size when purchasing an air conditioning unit. An oversized or undersized AC unit is less effective and wastes energy.”