The majority of people anticipate higher energy bills during the summer months. We crank up the air conditioning to stay out of the sun; the kids are home from school and spend the entire day glued to their electronic devices.
When you finally persuade them to go outside and play, you wash extra loads of bathing suits, beach towels, and mud-stained clothes. The mild weather comes at a cost, though. However, you can control your energy use carefully and reduce your utility bills with some forethought. We’ve compiled a list of seven strategies to help you save energy over the summer and save money on your utility bills.
Use Air Conditioning Devices Wisely
Having the air conditioning blasting when you arrive home after a workout, time spent outdoors, or simply a generally hot summer day. However, likely, you will not be pleased when you discover that your power costs have tripled.
When you’re gone from home, raise the temperature even higher or, if it’s not too hot, turn the air conditioner off completely to avoid wasting energy cooling an empty house. With a smart or programmable AC, you won’t have to go through the hassle of manually adjusting the temperature every time you leave your home. While you’re away from home, these thermostats will automatically alter the temperature in your house.
Maintain a light and airy atmosphere in your home
Using fans to reduce cooling expenses is another simple technique to save costs. Ceiling fans are excellent for cooling a whole room, and many houses have them, so there is no need to acquire additional equipment. If you don’t already have one, portable fans are affordable and easily obtained from any home goods or big-box shop. It is possible to adjust your thermostat by 4 degrees while retaining the same comfort level by using a decent fan. If you don’t mind a slight breeze, you may turn down the setting on your air conditioner since fans can be highly helpful in cooling a room.
Keep the sun out and the cool air in by closing the curtains.
The summer sun is excellent for tanning, it is perfect for your mood, and it is ideal for going to the beach, picnicking, and watching sunsets. However, this is not the best option if you want to keep your home cool. Sunlight entering your house via your windows will heat it, forcing you to spend more money on your air conditioning system. Draw the blinds during the warmest portions of the day, particularly if your windows face south, keeping your home cool. When the weather cools down at night, you may open your windows once more, allowing you to switch off your air conditioning. Just remember to shut them again in the morning to keep the chilly air trapped.
Another thing to bear in mind if you intend to spend money on landscaping is that trees give excellent natural shade. Strategically planted shrubs, trees, and vines may help you save money on cooling expenses by preventing sunlight from reaching your windows, roof, and walls, saving you a lot of money.
Take into consideration LED lighting.
After having blocked out the sunlight, you could turn on more lights than usual. However, it would help if you were cautious about the lighting you pick since incandescent bulbs convert 90 percent of their energy into heat. LED bulbs, which run at lower power and generate only half the heat produced by incandescent lights, should be considered an alternative. As a bonus, LED lights to use 75% less energy and last 50 times longer than standard bulbs, saving you money on power and bulb replacement expenses.
Make use of the barbecue
Trying to cook in a hot, humid kitchen might be intolerable, mainly if it’s also hot and steamy outdoors. Kitchens are full of heat-generating appliances: ovens and stoves may boost the temperature of your kitchen by up to 10 degrees Celsius. Whenever feasible, use the microwave instead of the oven to save time and money (and avoid higher utility bills). A microwave only consumes one-third of the energy of a range and generates just a quarter of the heat. Another excellent technique to keep the heat out of the kitchen is to prepare meals outside. Grill some burgers or ask some friends over for a BBQ to celebrate the end of summer. You may take advantage of the pleasant weather while keeping the temperature in your house at a comfortable level.
Use cold or warm water
Whenever possible, avoid using hot water in your shower. Doing your laundry on either the cold or the warm cycle can save you a significant amount of money in electricity since 90 percent of the energy is for your heating of water for the washing machine. After finishing that, please take advantage of the pleasant weather and dry your items outdoors rather than putting them in the dryer. When you use heat-generating equipment, you will save energy while also avoiding boosting the temperature of your house.
Note that the same principle holds for dishes as well.) Instead of putting them through the drying cycle, wash them in cold water and allow them to air dry.)
Keep track of all of your electronic devices.
The placement of heating equipment near thermostats, such as lights or televisions, might fool them into believing that the area is far hotter than it is. Your thermostat will detect the heat emitted by these gadgets and will use more electricity to attempt to cool the home down. Consider the location of your thermostats and try to keep gadgets out of the vicinity of these devices. Devices such as laptops, curling irons, hairdryers, stereos, and TVs all contribute to your home’s heating, so make sure they are off when not in use.
By following these tips, you won’t be needing to worry about crazy electricity bills. Plus this will keep your homes safe and secured from fire breakouts and other calamities. In communities like Camella, safety and security are two of the major priorities, especially this summer. Be sure to give the best care to your family by choosing a home that you can rely on.
Camella’s house and lot, and condominium properties are available across the Philippines, giving you the best options to choose from,