Summer brings sunshine, but it also can bring huge increases in utility bills for many homeowners. This doesn’t have to be the case! By establishing energy-saving habits and performing basic summer electrical maintenance, you can keep your electrical bills low this season.
Summer Electrical Maintenance Tips
Having your AC unit checked should be at the top of your list. In addition, inspect all of your major electrical connections to ensure they are working, and have the voltage tightened on every electrical outlet in your home. This will ensure your appliances work properly, last as long as possible, and are not costing you more than they should.
Do you know about peak electric usage hours? Most people use electricity between the hours of 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM. If you use devices or appliances during these peak times, you pay higher rates. Cut back on your usage or try to remember to use devices outside of these hours for lower bills throughout the summer season.
Also, avoid excessive air conditioning usage by maximizing the use of ceiling and other fans. A ceiling fan circulates the air around your house, and fans can help with an added breeze. While air conditioning costs the typical American $0.14 an hour to run, a fan costs $0.01 for three hours! Those cost savings are too hard to ignore, and these alternative methods couldn’t be easier to incorporate into your home.
While you are checking appliances, take a look at all your thermostat settings. A lot of people do not know how their thermostat works. Learn how to regulate the temperature in your house in conjunction with the outside temperatures for big savings—especially when you’re away and that power use would be wasted anyway!
Tim Kyle Electric
Tim Kyle Electric Co. offers installation services for all electrical systems in your home, repair and rewiring services, and panel upgrades for all of your summer electrical maintenance needs. We offer quality residential electrical service in Frederick County, MD. We are also proud to have been named “Carroll’s Best” for 2018 by the citizen’s of Carroll County. Worried about summer electrical maintenance? No job is too small for us, so give us call today.