Top 7 Tips for Saving on Your Florida Energy Bill This Summer
Summer in Florida can be hot and humid, making it tempting to crank up the air conditioning all day. But with increased AC usage comes increased costs for your energy bills. Fortunately, there are many ways homeowners can keep their energy bills down while staying cool and comfortable.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat can help you save money on your energy bill by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re not home or asleep.
For maximum energy savings, it’s recommended that you set your thermostat to 78 degrees while you’re home, increasing it a few degrees when you leave or go to sleep.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks around doors and windows can make your air conditioning work harder than necessary to keep your home cool. Use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any leaks and prevent cool air from escaping.
Consider contacting an HVAC professional for duct sealing services if you suspect the air leaks may be stemming from your ductwork.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to circulate air and keep you feeling cool without using excess energy. Using ceiling fans in conjunction with your air conditioning can help reduce your energy usage without forcing you to sacrifice your comfort.
Keep Blinds & Curtains Closed
Direct sunlight can heat up your home quickly, causing your air conditioning to work harder than it should. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to block out the sun and keep your home cooler.
Keep Your AC Maintained
Regular air conditioning maintenance — such as cleaning or replacing air filters — can help your AC work more efficiently, lowering energy expenses.
Since Florida families rely on their air conditioning systems year-round, we recommend scheduling maintenance at least twice per year to ensure your system operates as efficiently as possible.
Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators or dishwashers, to help reduce your energy usage. In particular, look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label, as this indicates that they satisfy current energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Limit Oven & Stove Use
Using your oven or stove can generate a lot of heat, causing your air conditioning to overwork itself. Consider using a grill or microwave during the summer instead, or plan meals that require minimal cooking on the hottest days of the year.
Get Help With Greens Energy
At Greens Energy Services, we understand the importance of energy conservation — especially when staying cool in the Florida heat. When you’re looking for ways to optimize your home’s energy efficiency, our team has you covered.
We can help with your home energy needs, including:
Let us help you save on your energy expenses this summer by contacting Greens Energy for home energy services at 407-917-3759 today.