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!

 

Making Sure Your Electrical is Functioning Properly on Your Farm

It’s still the winter season, whether we like it or not. Here in Colorado, the agricultural industry is extremely important. All over the country, farmers depend on their fully functional farm to earn a sustainable living and deliver food and services to the entire country. When it comes to electrical, it’s important to make sure the farm is running properly before the season begins.

Energy savings in Colorado

Before the busy season begins, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your electrical is working and functioning properly on your farm.

Energy Audit from Always On Electric

An energy audit allows a professional electrician to come in and test for energy usage on your farm. Testing your electrical equipment can determine if everything is working properly. If you notice energy bills and electric bills increase, there is a good sign it can be because some of the equipment isn’t running properly. When this happens, electrical can be working harder than usual.

Always On Electric can give you an energy audit to determine how your electrical is running.

Maintenance and Repairs

If you do notice your electrical not working properly, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

All of our Agricultural services include:

  • Trough Heaters
  • Standalone Services
  • Barn/shop Lighting & Equipment
  • Irrigation pumps, well pumps, etc.
  • Gas pumps and equipment

Don’t go this season without proper electrical function on your farm. It’s important to tackle maintenance and repairs before the busy season of farming in Rifle, Colorado. Without proper electrical equipment working on your farm, the work will suffer and cost much more than you want. Saving money on energy bills can help you focus on the agriculture and what you do best.

Contact Always On Electric at 970-309-2616 today or visit us online for more information!