Top Ten Tips to Reduce Summer Energy Costs - Ravinia Plumbing
Google Rating
4.9

Top Ten Tips to Reduce Summer Energy Costs

Top Ten Tips to Reduce Summer Energy Costs

With summer and hot weather just around the corner, you’ll be running your air conditioner more. That means your utility bills will probably be going up. We’ve already told you about one way to reduce energy costs – have your air conditioning system tuned up to make sure it is operating at top efficiency. But here is a quick Top Ten Tips to help you save more, without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

  1. Set your thermostat as high as comfortable, without making the house unbearable. Set it a little higher when you are out of the house. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to adjust the temperature based on when you are home.
  2. Don’t put lamps, TV sets or other electronic appliances or electronics near the thermostat. The heat generated will cause the thermostat’s temperature to rise, causing the AC to work harder than it needs to.
  3. Close your blinds and drapes during the day to block out the heat-generating sunlight.
  4. If it is cool at night, shut down the AC and open the windows.
  5. Speaking of windows (and doors), make sure you seal all cracks that allow hot air to enter your home (not to mention cold air in the winter).
  6. Ceiling and attic fans can also cool the home, enabling your AC system to not have to work as hard. A ceiling fan can let you raise the thermostat about four degrees Fahrenheit without reducing comfort. But only keep the ceiling fans on when you are in the room.
  7. Wash only full loads…of dishes and clothes. And when washing your clothes, try using cold water (use hot water on sheets to kill bacteria).
  8. Instead of drying the clothes in the drier, let them dry outside in the sun. And let the dishes air dry in the dishwasher.
  9. Unplug your appliances and electronics when they are not in use. And if you are not in a room, make sure the lights aren’t on.
  10. Take showers instead of baths.

Ravinia Plumbing Wins Best Plumber Award

Click Here to Read More


Recommended By 95% Of Our Customers.*

For more information, go to Reviews and Ratings

24/7 Emergency Service 847-579-5565

Family Owned Since 1928

Contact:

Ravinia Plumbing
1580 Old Skokie Rd, Suite A
Highland Park, IL 60035
P: (847) 579-5565
F: (847) 831-5694
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00, Sat. 8:00-1:30
View Location on a Map

Latest Blog:

 Common Winter Weather Issues That Can Affect Your Home Heating and Plumbing   

November 26, 2018

Here on Chicago’s North Shore, frigid temperatures and blustery winds can lead to high heating bills, plumbing problems, and a host of house he Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - December 2017

Call Us Now