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.

12 responses to “Summer Savings Made Easy

  1. i purchased a SMART thermostat plus professional INSTALLATION IN may. WHEN WILL YOU COME TO INSTAL it?? ITS CAME HERE MAY 11 STILL IN THE BOX. PLESAE CONTACT ME TO SET UP TIME FOR INSTALLATION..

    1. Hi Vicki. I’d recommend going to AEPOhio.com/Save to review your options. You can also call us at (866) 997-3578 with questions.

    1. Brigit, without seeing the postcard I can’t say for sure. I would recommend calling us (800) 672-2231 to discuss pricing options.

  2. I keep getting phone calls, not identified as AEP on caller ID, to tell me I have been overcharged for my electricity and am eligible for a rebate from the electric company. Is this a scam? How are they getting away with that?

    1. Hi Richard. I can’t be sure but it does sound like a scam. The best way to verify if it’s truly an AEP representative is to call us at (800) 672-2231. Signs to watch for include the caller asking for your personal account information, or insisting on a prepaid credit card, wire transfer on other specific form of payment. More info is at AEPOhio.com/StopScams.

  3. Any help with purchasing a new Heat Pump? Besides a rebate. I am a Senior and raising a grandson. The air is not working and was told I should replace the Heat pump because it is a 2004. The estimate is $7,000. I cannot afford that.

  4. I live in a not so energy efficient apartment. Suggestions for saving money since I can’t control what kind of air filter and thermostat I have?

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