4 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bills This Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and as the heat rises, so can the cost of bills. Many people enjoy the outdoors during the summer, but for some, the only way to beat the heat is to stay inside, out of the sun. Here are some ways to ensure you can have a cool, relaxing summer, while also saving money.

Woman cooling down in home from heat of summer

1 – Swap the AC for Some Fans

It’s tempting to crank the air conditioning at the first sign of summer- but holding off and using some fans provides relief from the heat, and relief on your wallet. A box fan in a window can blow cool air in at night, or, if you prefer less wires, consider getting some ceiling fans installed to get a nice breeze throughout your home.

2 – Upgrade to Energy Efficient Appliances

It may be time to look at some of your most used appliances and see if they could be the culprit of a high bill. Is your stove Energy Star Certified? What about your AC unit? Making the switch to Energy Star Certified appliances ensures you have the most energy efficient appliance- which allows you to rest easy knowing that you’re saving money, even when using them.

3 – Invest in Light Blocking Curtains

While long hours of sunlight are a bonus of the summer, it also adds more hours of heat to your home, particularly if coming from southern and western facing windows. There are many curtains that not only block bright light, but keep rooms cool as they block heat. Consider installing these curtains and keeping them shut throughout the day- even if you keep some curtains open, it will still make a dramatic difference in the overall temperature of your house!

4 – Get an Evaluation

Above all else, safety is the most important thing when considering any upgrades or electrical changes. Always consult with professionals to ensure you’re maximizing your savings this summer. At Always On Electric, we provide evaluations, as well as assistant in repairs, or do total installations. Let us help you get ready for a relaxing summer, today! Give us a call at (970) 309-2616 for a free estimate!

 

Cut Down on Your Electric Bills

As homeowners, sometimes we forget to watch how much electricity we use throughout the day. As more people are working from home, there is much more electricity being used throughout the day. You may have seen some of your electricity bills increase, especially during winter months, but you should not be worried. There are always ways to decrease those bills with a simple plan.

Electrical bill for home

Residential Electrical Services with Always On Electric

At Always On Electric, we have the ability to help with your residential electrical services from remodeling to new construction. We can install upgrades to any lighting or electric equipment if you’re looking to add on to your home. We understand the struggles with maintaining inexpensive electrical bills, which is why we’re dedicated to making sure your home is installed with the proper equipment.

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  • Lighting Design/Lighting Control Systems
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Tips on Bringing Down Electric Bills

If you’re worried about electrical bills increasing during particular seasons, you may want to adjust the way your run certain equipment in your home. For one, if you stay home working during the day, try and let the natural light in through the windows and leave all the lights off. Never leave the TV running if you’re not using it, and make sure all your electronics from laptops to phones are unplugged when you’re not occupied with them. These things can really help cut down on the amount of energy you use in your home. Some equipment may need an upgrade, and you could consider energy efficient equipment for lightbulbs, and other amenities.

If you’re looking to remodel, add on, or build a new home, don’t hesitate to reach out to Always On Electric. Our electrical team has many years of experience working with homeowners to ensure safe electrical equipment and systems are installed. Contact us at 970-309-2616 today or visit us online for more information!

Tips for Saving Money on Electricity This Summer

Cleaning Air Conditioning Unit Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly all walks of life, forcing people to find creative ways to save money as we wait for things to return back to normal. As the calendar inches closer and closer to summer, home and business owners may be thinking of ways they can save on their electric bills. Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal this summer.

Be Efficient With Your Air Conditioning Use

If you have an AC unit in your residence or business, make sure it’s only turned on when you’re at home or employees are in the building and are actually able to use it. Moreover, savings can add up if you turn it off when you’re go to bed for the night or if you set the temperature a bit higher than usual when you leave for the day.

On days and nights where it’s naturally cool outside, consider turning off the unit all together and simply open up your windows and let in a cool breeze. Also, utilizing the ceiling fans in your home or business can help reduce your dependence on your unit, also helping you save at the margins.

Keep Your Air Conditioning Units in Great Shape

Make sure the vents in your AC unit are clean and free of debris, and that the unit’s filters are periodically cleaned and/or replaced. Failing to perform maintenance on it will cause your air conditioning unit to not work as efficiently, which consequently, will cause the unit to consume more energy. And more energy consumption means a higher bill.

Choose a Great Thermostat

Learning how to properly program your thermostat is another way to save money this summer (year-round, actually). Whether it’s doing it the old school way and reading the instructional manual that comes with it, or it’s googling and watching a YouTube tutorial, accurately programming your thermostat will help you save bundles of money.

If you need a licensed electrician in Rifle, CO this summer, call us at 970.309.2616 or email us at alwaysonelectric@hotmail.com.