Easy Home Fixes for Keeping Your Cooling Bill Low

posted 7/3/2014 in General

Eight tips for easy home fixes to keep your cooling bill low:

  1. Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans sparingly. These fans can warm an entire home within an hour if they are left running, so be careful about keeping them on for too long.

  2. Using curtains can keep the sun from beating into your home. Be especially aware of the west and south facing areas of the home because those spaces are targeted by the sun during the day.

  3. Weather stripping the doors will keep cool air in and seal the cracks that can quickly become costly.

  4. Circulating air throughout the house with box fans will increase the flow of the air conditioning to each room without paying too much on your utility bill.

  5. Utilize your basement. A good way to stay cool in the summertime is to hang out in the basement as it is the coolest spot in the house.

  6. Avoid using the oven and stovetop. These appliances can quickly heat up not only the kitchen, but the entire house. Use smaller appliances like the microwave or toaster oven as they use much less energy as well.

  7. Don’t cool unused areas. Close doors and registers in rooms that are not occupied by your family.

  8. Install an automatic setback on your thermostat so your air will start shortly before you get home. This will save you money because it cuts back on costs during times of the day that you are not around.

Use these easy household fixes to save money on your energy costs and stay cool in the heat.  Enjoy your summer and contact LSB if you have any financial needs!

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