Newsletter  /  May 10, 2024

6 Tips to Lower Your Summertime Energy Bills

As the summer heat rolls in, it’s tempting to crank up the air conditioner and seek refuge indoors. However, with air conditioners responsible for about 5 percent of all electricity usage in the U.S., it’s no wonder that energy bills soar during the warmer months. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to keep cool without breaking the bank on energy costs. Here are seven tips to help you beat the heat and save money on your summertime energy bills with the support of Handyman Connection:

  1. Replace Your Air Filter: A dirty, clogged air filter can restrict airflow and cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary. Handyman Connection can assist with this task, ensuring that your AC unit is running efficiently and helping you save on energy costs.
  2. Utilize Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to stay cool during the summer. Handyman Connection can install ceiling fans in your home, allowing you to raise the thermostat setting by about 4 degrees without sacrificing comfort, reducing your reliance on your air conditioner and energy bills. Need help installing a fan? Check out our Electrical Services page today!
  3. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat: Installing and setting a programmable thermostat allows you to regulate your home’s temperature more efficiently. Handyman Connection can help you choose and install a programmable thermostat, optimizing your HVAC system and maximizing energy savings.
  4. Improve Insulation: Proper insulation is essential for keeping cool and hot air out. Handyman Connection offers insulation services, including insulating your attic and walls and sealing any cracks or openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home, reducing the workload on your air conditioner, and reducing energy costs.
  5. Seal Ducts: Air loss through ducts can account for up to 30 percent of a cooling system’s energy consumption. Handyman Connection can inspect and seal your ducts, minimizing energy waste and efficiently ensuring that cool air reaches its intended destination.
  6. Minimize Appliance Use: On hot days, avoid using heat-generating appliances like ovens and stoves, which can raise the temperature inside your home. Handyman Connection can assist with small repairs and maintenance tasks to ensure that your appliances run efficiently and do not contribute to unnecessary heat buildup. Visit our Home Maintenance Services page to learn more.

By implementing these tips with the support of Handyman Connection, you can increase your home’s energy efficiency and enjoy significant savings on your summertime energy bills. Stay cool and comfortable while keeping your budget in check this summer! The only thing left for you to do is contact us for our professional help today!

Also, visit our Handyman Services page for more information about all the different kinds of services we provide to homeowners.

Contact Handyman Connection for Our Help

Our team of professionals is ready to assist you with everything from air filter replacements to appliance repairs and insulation installations. To schedule a consultation or learn more about our services, simply contact us by Calling Us or visiting our website to Request an Estimate. Don’t let summertime energy bills weigh you down; let Handyman Connection lighten the load and keep your home cool and cost-effective all season long.

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