5 Easy Ways To Save on Utility Bills
No homeowner likes to be surprised by their monthly utility bill. It can be extremely frustrating to see a rise in monthly bills, especially when you’re trying to stay within a budget. If you’re looking for ways to save this year, our team at Waldrop Plumbing — Heating — Air has five ways you can reduce your monthly utility spend without breaking the bank!
Changing the Air Filter
It’s important to change your air filter every 60 to 90 days. This simple maintenance task ensures your system is not working overtime to keep you comfortable. By regularly changing your filter, you can save up to 15% on utility costs.
Installing a Programmable Thermostat
Do you have an outdated thermostat? It may be time to upgrade. By installing a programmable thermostat, you can cool your home with ease. Programmable thermostats will learn your habits and schedule, so it only works when you need it to. Using it correctly can save you roughly $180 per year on your utility bill.
Using Appliances At Night
Don’t run your washing machine or dishwasher during the day! This could cause your appliances to compete with your AC system and result in a higher bill. Instead, run your appliances at night when your AC isn’t working as hard to keep you cool.
Booking a Maintenance Visit
By staying on top of regular AC maintenance, you can save roughly 15% on your home’s utility bill. It will also ensure your home stays cool and comfortable all year.
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Using Ceiling Fans
A cost-effective way to stay cool rather than cranking up the AC is to make sure your ceiling fan rotates in the RIGHT direction. During the summer months, your fan should be spinning counterclockwise, which will keep the room cool by pushing the cool air down toward the floor.
Contact Waldrop for Service
Perform one of these simple tips in your home today and save this summer!
Still struggling with high utility bills after trying these tips? Contact us online or call (864) 641-4011. We’ll ensure your home is running efficiently this year.