How to Keep Your Energy Bills Low in the Summer
June 3, 2021 | Kirk Callender
Whether you prefer the summer months or the dead of winter, you know that keeping your home cool when it’s hot out can be expensive. Finding ways to lower your energy bills while staying cool is an important part of running your household in the summer months. Here are a few tips that can help you save big on your summer cooling needs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
One of the main things keeping your cooling bills high in the summer is trying to keep things cool all the time. This can be especially impactful when no one is home to enjoy the cool air anyway. A programmable thermostat will allow you to make sure your home is cool when it needs to be without wasting energy when it doesn’t. These smart thermostats can also track your habits and help you to keep your home cool in more efficient ways. They also add a layer of convenience that allows you to control the temp in your house from your phone.
Adopt Green Energy
Getting green energy for your home is another great way to save money in the summer and all year long. When you have solar panels to produce energy for your home, your energy bills are bound to be lower (if they exist at all) especially during the summer months. There are even tax breaks that you can take advantage of to get even more out of your solar panels. You should act now because, after 2023, federal solar tax credits will disappear. The sooner you get green energy for your home, the sooner you will start to see savings.
Upgrade Your Windows
Windows can help you to keep things cool in your home, but only if you use them appropriately. Getting new windows that have better insulation will help you to keep heat out during the summer months. Even using window coverings can help you to prevent heat from seeping into your home and driving your energy bills up. If nights are cool where you live, opening windows during the night and closing them in the morning can help you to keep your home cooler all day.
Dealing with the summer heat is a big challenge, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. The more you do to maximize the efficiency of your home the better it will be for your expenses and your temperature. Make good energy choices so you can enjoy the summer months to the fullest.
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