It is starting to heat up here in Southwest Florida! The snowbirds are beginning to head back up north and the year-long residents are bracing for the heat. With summer right around the corner, the main thing on everyone’s minds is the cost of staying comfortable.
How do you make sure your electric bill stays as low as possible while achieving maximum comfort?
Here are a few ideas from our President, Billy Swanson.
1) Raise the temperature on your thermostat
Do everything you can to keep your thermostat set above 78 degrees Fahrenheit. For every degree below 78 degrees, your air conditioner or heat pump uses up to 15% more electricity. Since the A/C is typically the largest source of energy consumption in the summer, setting your thermostat as high as possible will save you the most amount of money.
2) Wear light clothing
The lighter your clothing, the cooler you will feel. Keep your wardrobe focused on shorts and cotton shirts, if possible. Light, cotton dresses and skirts will help you feel cooler in the summer as well.
3) Turn on your ceiling fans
Your ceiling fans require less energy than your air conditioning system. Ceiling fans will cause moisture to evaporate from your skin which will help you to feel cooler in the summer.
4) Take a cool shower
Taking a cool shower on a hot day will lower your body temperature and cause you to feel more comfortable on a hot summer day.
5) Utilize your blinds
Follow the direction of the sunlight and close/open your blinds accordingly.
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