Summer Energy Saving Do’s and Don’ts

ceiling fan energy saving tips

There are many misconceptions about the best and most affordable ways to keep your home cool during the warm summer months. Here are some common myths about summer energy savings debunked:

Don’t turn off the A/C while you’re out of the house. If you leave the a/c off all day while you’re out, it will take a lot of energy for the air conditioning to cool off the hot temperature when you get back. Unfortunately, it’s also wasteful to leave the A/C running as usual for the hours you’re gone. The best solution is to invest in a programmable thermostat for 7-10 degrees higher while you’re away. Also, close all of the curtains in your house to keep the sunlight out and keep the room cooler.

Don’t set the thermostat temperature lower to cool your home faster. Air conditioning units work at max power as soon as it is turned on, so it will cool your home as quickly as possible. By setting the AC down to a super low temperature, the unit will keep working longer and harder, costing you more money!

Do set the thermostat at a temperature that you would be comfortable in. When it reaches your ideal temperature, the unit will stop running when your home has cooled down. We recommend that you set you thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer for maximum savings and efficiency.

Don’t leave your ceiling fan running while you’re not in the room. There is a myth that leaving your ceiling fan on will cool the room. While fans do use less energy than an air conditioning unit, they actually cool people and not rooms. Ceiling fans circulate the air in the room creating a draft that makes people FEEL cooler. You can even turn your AC down by about 4 degrees when the ceiling fan is running without losing your comfort level. However, if you are not in the room, the ceiling fan running will waste energy.

Do visit http://paylesspower.com to learn more ways to save money on energy during the hot summer months. Offering cheap energy plans to suit both personal and business needs, Payless Power is a company committed to providing people not only with some of the best cheap electricity rates in Texas, but also with helpful customer service. Visit the website to learn more about how to save electricity at home, or connect with the online community on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.

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