With the summer heat rolling in, now is the time to start planning your energy-saving strategy. Follow these simple steps to help lower your electric bill as well as the temperature in your home this season.
Replace Air Filters
A new air filter will ensure that your central cooling system is operating at peak capacity. This simple fix can reduce your energy consumption by up to 15 percent. Don’t forget to change your filter every one to three months.
Keep Vents Clear
Move any furniture that may be blocking the vents around your home and be sure to check that they are open and free of any dust. This will allow your cooling system to circulate air more effectively.
Seal and Insulate
Conduct a thorough inspection for air leaks around your home. Consider installing weatherstrips on the bottom of externally-facing doors and caulking the edges of your windows to prevent the loss of any cool air. You want to air condition your home, not the outdoors!
Energy Efficient Thermostats
Being intentional with your temperature settings is one of the best ways to help reduce your energy bill. Smart thermostats are a good option to keep tabs on the temperature in your home — whether you’re away or asleep.
Average Monthly Payment
Manage your monthly bills with our Average Monthly Payment (AMP) plan. AMP spreads the cost of heating and cooling over the whole year to account for seasonal increases in usage.
To learn more about ways to save, visit AEPOhio.com/Save.