Keeping Cool, Affordable
Summer is here and temperatures are rising….along with your electric bill. Keeping cool essential, but where do you find the balance between cool and affordability?
The average U.S. home pays around $395 for their electric bill during the summer and that average increases in Texas to $503 a month! Staggering…I know! Here are some suggestions that can help you find that balance.
Keep your blinds closed!
- I know the natural light “is beautiful”, but it warms up your house at an incredible pace, which in turn keeps your air condition running thus raising up your bill.
Changing your filters every 30 days.
- There is a simple and fairly inexpensive task that will keep your system running smoothly. The most you’ll need to accomplish this, is, maybe a stepping stool and a $15 air filter.
Make sure you get your system service, prior to the Hot Months!
- Be proactive about this, not only can you get it done cheaper before summer starts, but this will be the most expensive repair if a problem arises during the summer months.
Turn your thermostat up a bit as the night comes.
- You’re probably like “what! It’s hot outside”, it is, but not so much at night. The average night temperature is 75 degrees compared to 91.6 degrees during the day. Turn you’re a/c up to about 78-79 and let your ceiling fans run.
Hopefully that helps, and stay cool!!
The Venture Realty Team