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Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill In The Winter

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If you live in the state of Florida you may be experiencing an average monthly electricity bill as high as $140 in the month of November (myenergy.com). By paying close attention to turning off lights, TV’s and other electronics in your home, you can reduce your energy bill up to $252/year or $21/month (publicpower.com).   That’s enough savings to get you on a round trip flight half way across the country.  But if you would like to travel a little further or save up for something bigger on your energy saving dime, take a look at these energy saving tips which have the potential to nicely impact your bank account.

  1. Install A Programmable Thermostat – Programmable thermostats will regulate the temperatures for the periods of time you are usually home vs. the times you are away. No longer will your AC Heating unit need to work consistently throughout the entire day, saving energy and more importantly, money.
  2. Program Your Thermostat For The Winter – As the season changes your programmable thermostat should be adjusted to optimize energy usage. Adjust the temperature settings up or down a few degrees during the winter to optimize your energy usage.
  3. Is One Room Dramatically Cooler/Warmer Than The Others? – Schedule a certified technician to come out and evaluate how to properly cool all rooms efficiently. If you have an uneven flow of air circulation throughout your home, it could be causing your AC or heater unit to work harder and use more energy than it needs to.
  4. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned – Get a routine air duct cleaning service so that you’re AC Heating unit does not stress pushing air through your vents, due to clogging dust.
  5. Change Your Air Filters – Routinely change your air filters in your home. Failure to due this will not only have dust particles flow through the air which can potentially get you sick, but can also clog your AC Heating unit, forcing it to work harder and use more energy.
  6. Get your AC/Heating Unit Serviced – Proper maintenance keeps your unit working efficiently year round.
  7. Check your Water Heater Temperature – If the water coming out of your faucets or showers are hotter than you care to use, lower the temperature on your water heater to save energy.
  8. Check Your Refrigerator/Freezer Temperatures – If you have excess frost building up in your freezer or are experiencing icicles forming in your refrigerator, you should adjust your temperatures to a range that properly stores your food but does not use any excess energy.

Heating and cooling your home make up the bulk of your electricity usage. Any one of these adjustments to your household will make an impactful difference on your energy bill. Having a certified technician come out and provide routine maintenance to your AC/Heating unit will have the greatest impact with the cost of the service generally being made up in the savings you experience throughout the year. Call today to schedule the best air conditioning maintenance Miami has to offer!

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