6 Tips to Help You Conserve Energy This Summer

Let’s admit it- this summer heat can make you want to stay inside and crank up the A/C. However, running your thermostat constantly or cooler than usual can significantly increase your electric bill. If you are looking for ways to start cutting down on your electric usage, try these tips to help you conserve energy and beat the heat!

1. Manage Your Thermostat

More than likely, your energy provider has already advised you to set your thermostat to 78°F to help you save energy and to help the electric grid. Try these methods throughout the day:

2. Keep the Room Cool

It is important to be intentional about what steps you take to keep your home or business cool throughout the day. Follow these methods:

3. Make the Switch to ENERGY STAR Appliances

Because major appliances like your oven, washer, dryer and dishwasher can drain your energy fast due to the amount of heat and energy needed to run them, consider installing ENERGY STAR certified appliances to help to reduce the amount of energy throughout the day. Consider implementing these tips also:

4. Conserve During Peak Hours

Energy is typically being used the most between 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you can use energy outside of this window, either early morning or late at night, you can conserve the most energy. To help with this:

5. Perform a Maintenance Check

6. Fire Up the Grill

While it may be hot enough to cook an egg outside, the summer heat gives you the opportunity to fire up the grill. By cooking outside versus indoors, you can potentially save more energy because conventional ovens tend to use more heat and energy depending on how long you are using them for cooking or baking.

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