We’ve got some Summer Time tips to help you take a load off your electrical system & your wallet!
Your electrical system works hard all year long, but particularly in the summer. Did you know seasonal adjustments will not only lower the stress on your electrical system, but can also create some extra savings for your wallet? Win/Win! Here are some tips to get you started:
Guilty as charged
Your refrigerator is likely one of the biggest consumers of energy in your house. To keep it running efficiently make sure
- Seals are clean tight
- The proper temperature is set at 37-40 degrees F & 0-5 degrees F in the freezer
Beat the Heat
The third largest energy expense is typically your water heater & if you like your water hot hot hot, then your system is working hard to keep up. Keep it cool by doing the following:
- Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees
- Make sure your tank is properly insulated
- How about a shower vs. a bath?
- Turn off your hot water & your water heater when you don’t need it
Hot & Cold
Your heating and cooling systems are about 30-50 percent of your electric bill, so it makes sense to address ways to reduce the stress to them
- Keep air filters clean. Schedule a cleaning and tune up yearly
- Make sure indoor vents & outdoor systems are free from debris
- Make sure you don’t have ductwork leaks
- Set that thermostat to 85 degrees when you’re out or install a programmable thermostat
Summer is the perfect time to let Mother Nature help dry those clothes which means you won’t be using the second largest consumer of energy in your house, the clothes dryer.
Perfect season to fire up the grill, beat the summer time heat and save some $$.
A few other tips to help de-stress your electrical system
- Unplugging appliances when not in use (even if they’re turned off)
- Set up motion sensors, timers or photocells to reduce the amount of usage for outdoor lighting
- Make sure your home is properly insulated
We’re here to help you reduce the stress to your electrical system with simple seasonal adjustments. Visit our site to learn more about or services or contact us to set up an appointment at (978) 910-0021