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How To Lower Electricity Bills This Summer

May 11, 2020 | Blog

With summer right around the corner, your electric bill is about to rise. The Arnold Electrical Services team can send the best Chicago electrician to make sure your house is ready. Nonetheless, here are some energy-efficient steps you can take to ensure you’re cutting down on energy use during the summer months.

Use more fans

The heat of the summer can cause you to crank the AC as much as possible – but fans are a great alternative to cooling down your house.

They take a lot less energy, and since they’re circulating the air already inside your house, you don’t have to waste energy in rooms you’re not using. If you do not have a ceiling fan, you can install one or use a box or standing fan.

Block out the sun

Investing in blinds or drapes can help add some style to your house while also lowering your energy bill. The reason your house can feel like a sauna is because of the sun rays that enter through your window.

To combat the heat, you adjust your AC as it gets hotter and hotter throughout the day. You wouldn’t have to use the AC as much if you were to block the sun from getting inside. It’s the same as if you were to go outside and wear a hat. It shades your face – and makes it not as hot.

Keep things unplugged

Did you know that even if you turn something off, having it plugged in can still consume energy? These are called energy vampires – and they suck money out of your bank account.

Keeping the toaster, coffee maker, can opener, phone chargers, X-Box and other devices plugged in, even when you’re not using it, can be contributing to your electricity bills. So take inventory of the devices you don’t use 24/7. Unplug them, and only plug them in when you need them.

Emergency Repairs

Since neither clients or Arnold Electric can predict when a system is going to break down and leave your family without heat, AC, lights or other modern conveniences like cooking appliances, we have 24-Hour Emergency Service.

No matter the time of year, we are here for all of your electricity maintenance needs. Contact Arnold Electrical Services before summer gets here!

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