Spring is on the way and that means summer won’t be far behind. Though summer is a great time for picnics, pools, and visits to the beach, it’s a horrible time for heat and electric bills that soar. While there isn’t much chance of you being able to shut off your air conditioning unit in the heat of a sweltering summer, there are a few things that you can do to slice that summer electric bill in half. Read on below for a few of the top ways to save on your electric bill this upcoming summer season.
Unplug it, Don’t Just Turn It Off
While no one wants to have to unplug the charger for their phone or laptop every time they aren’t using them, you need to know that while they aren’t charging your items, they are still using electricity by being plugged into the wall. If you don’t want to unplug everything, then hook it to a surge protector or to a wall socket that is hooked to a light switch. When the light switch is off, so will be the plugs as they are connected.
Have Regular AC Maintenance
The biggest thing you can do slice your electric bill in half during the summer months is have a reputable Chicago heating and cooling company come out and inspect your HVAC unit. Not changing filters, not having it inspected, and failing to realize your system isn’t invincible will lead to not only higher electric bills but problems with your unit when you least expect it, like in the middle of a summer heat wave. Call in the professionals and get the job done right for lower electric bills in the dead of summer.
For more information on Chicago heating and cooling costs, contact the professionals at DELJO Heating and Cooling for help.