For some helpful tips on how to cut down on your electricity bill, I sought the advice from an expert. Jason Shadowen, who is the general manager of Electrical Detectives in nearby Herrin, IL, offers 10 Tips To Go and Save Green.
Conserving energy doesn’t have to be a difficult process. You can begin living a “greener” lifestyle by making a few minor changes to your home. Every bit of energy you save helps the environment and saves you money!
Tip: Turn off your lights when you’re not using them!
Electric lighting adds heat to a space that must be removed in the summer by air conditioning. Turn your lights off when not in use.
Tip: Keep your fireplace sealed in the warmer months!
Close your fireplace damper and flue tightly when the heating season is over.
Tip: Wash your clothes efficiently!
When using your washing machine and clothes dryer, make sure you always clean a full load of clothes.
Tip: Don’t use the “heated dry” setting on your dishwasher!
Use the economizer cycle on the dishwasher and let the dishes drip dry instead of using electric heat to dry them.
Tip: Keep your vents uncovered!
Don’t block the supply air or return air ducts to your air conditioning system with furniture or curtains.
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Tip: When the air conditioning is on, keep your interior doors open!
Keep doors open in all of your rooms that are cooled by a central air conditioning system so that the air can return easily to the unit.
Tip: Install ceiling fans!
Ceiling fans can make a room feel much cooler without using nearly as much electricity. This allows you to keep your thermostat a little higher in the summer. During the winter, you can reverse your ceiling fan, which will push the warm air back down.
Tip: Use window fans in the summer!
They can be a great compliment to ceiling fans. Window fans are best used when facing away from the wind and exhausting hot air from your home.
Tip: Keep your refrigerator door closed!
Standing with the refrigerator door open lets humid air in. This makes it harder to cool and it will condense in the freezer into ice.
Tip: Shop around for energy efficient computers, monitors and accessories!
“Green Computers” are easy to find nowadays, and they’ll help save you money on your electric bill. Also, computers, monitors and accessories use power even when they’re off, so put them on a surge protector, and turn off the power when not in use.
About Electrical Detectives
Electrical Detectives specializes in electrical service and repair work, anything from changing light bulbs to rewiring homes and offices. We have been family owned and operated since 1968. All of our team members are drug free, background checked, and professionally trained. We offer an unmatched 100% customer satisfaction money back guarantee. We have upfront, Straight Forward Pricing so you know the price before any work begins. We have 1000’s of parts on our service vehicles for on the spot repairs in your home or business. We like to call them our warehouse on wheels. Whether you call us at 2 am or 2 pm you’ll talk to a real live person, never an answering machine. You can find us in your local yellow pages or call us toll free at 1-877-4-WIRE-PI or click www.SolvedToday.com today.