Archive | January, 2014

14 Tips for Saving Money on Your Electric Bill

10 Jan
save money on your electric bill

With a few tweaks you can reduce your electric bill.

We all use electricity everyday for lighting, cooling and heating our homes and water plus for running appliances and technology.

Every month when your electric bill arrives and you see the total, do you ever wish you knew ways to reduce that number?

Here are some tips for saving money on your monthly electric bill:

  1. Have a programmable thermostat installed in your home and save up to 10% on your electric bill.
  2. Install solar energy screens (mesh like screens) into your windows to block heat from the sun getting into and heating your home.
  3. Use energy saving appliances.
  4. If you have a refrigerator in your garage and your garage is not air conditioned, it can add to your electric bill.
    Refrigerators are made to be in an air conditioned space and when it is not, the refrigerator’s compressor will have to work much harder to keep it cold.
  5. The sun shining on your roof and home can cause heat to accumulate inside. Plant trees with shading leaves around your home to block the sun but be careful not to plant anything close to or over top of your a/c unit so that the air around your a/c unit can flow freely.
  6. Reduce your water heater temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees.
  7. Turn off your room’s ceiling fan when you leave the room. 
  8. According to FPL, plug your electronics into a power strip to save on phantom loads. Turn the strip off when not in use and save up to $100 a year.
  9. Choose energy saving bulbs.
  10. Have an a/c professional tune up your air conditioning unit to keep it running efficiently to save on your electric bill.
  11. Don’t use more water than needed when doing laundry. Set the water level to match the load size.
  12. Dry clothing faster by cleaning the lint filter between every load and have your dryer vent cleaned regularly. 
  13. Make sure your a/c duct work is not leaking as this can drive up your electric bill.
  14. Do not run your thermostat temperature lower than needed and raise it when you go out.

As you can see there are ways to streamline your monthly electric bill. RDS Air Conditioning can help by checking to make sure duct work is not leaking, keeping your a/c unit tuned up and maintained to run as efficiently as possible,  installing a programmable thermostat into your home and by cleaning your dryer vent.

We repair, maintain a/c units and perform new air conditioning installations: Serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers. Don’t settle for less use RDS!