Enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, brushing your teeth and walking the dog are all daily morning rituals that most homeowners in Pine Mountain, Georgia, partake in. Unfortunately for their utility bills, some energy-saving practices haven’t become as habitual. Here are four tasks you can complete every day to help you save more money.
S is for Set Your Thermostat Wisely
Getting accustomed to a warmer indoor temperature takes time, but it can put a lot of money back in your pockets. The closer the thermostat’s setting is to the temperature outside, the less your air conditioner will have work. During the summer, the ideal setting is 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re at home. For every degree higher, you can save up to 8 percent on your monthly energy bill. In the winter, your thermostat’s temperature reading shouldn’t exceed 68 degrees.
A is for Always Unplug Your Chargers
It’s likely that you charge your smartphone daily, and that you never unplug the charger after your smartphone’s battery is full. Form the habit of unplugging your charger after every time you use it. Once it’s become a daily ritual, apply that same practice to appliances around your home that you use on occasion to save even more.
V is for Verify That Your Lights are Off
If you haven’t already, replace all of your home’s light bulbs to either Light Emitting Diodes or Compact Fluorescent Lights. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but remember to also turn the lights off when exiting a room.
E is for Enjoy Your Ceiling Fans
Although a ceiling fan isn’t of much use if you aren’t in the room it’s located in – think of it as a light and turn it off when exiting the room – it can make it feel 4 degrees cooler if it’s set correctly, which can allow you to set your thermostat to a higher setting. In the summer, the ceiling fans should rotate in a counterclockwise direction.
For more information about how to save energy this summer in your home in Pine Mountain, Georgia, or if you’re in need of an immediate HVAC repair, consider the benefits of spring AC maintenance or contact Airforce Heating and Air. We look forward to helping you conserve more energy and cut utility costs.