I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in beautiful Colorado the weather is always a topic of conversation. One day it is sunny and 65 while the next day’s forecast calls for you to get the snow blower ready. I am sure you can imagine what happens to electric bills when weather fluctuates that rapidly. York Electrical Services is your trusted local electrician in Northern Colorado! Here are some tips to effectively manage your electric bill:
Seal up the house. Don’t let your money escape through your windows! It is super easy to head to the hardware store for caulk and weather-stripping to seal cracks. According to Consumer Reports, sealing leaks can reduce energy costs by 15 to 30%
Wash laundry with cold water. Washing clothing in cold water instead of hot can save big bucks every year.
Go vintage with a crock pot. Slow cookers use less energy and won’t turn your kitchen into a sauna.
Air-dry clothing. Most people, myself included love the smell of clothes freshly dried by nice warm sunshine.
Turn on fans. Simply put, fans make a room feel cooler and can save some serious cash in the long run.
Consider your light bulbs. Replace ten 60-watt light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs to save over a hundred dollars per year.
Don’t cool an empty house. If you have a programmable thermostat, use it! Also, close off rooms you aren’t occupying, as well.
Replace air filters monthly. Dirty filters restrict airflow, causing the AC system to run longer and use more energy.
These simple steps should add up to noticeable savings and don’t require much time or money. Don’t forget to call us for all your electrical needs big or small. We look forward to doing business with you!