Energy Bill Giving You The Blues? Tips On How To Lower It

Posted on: 4 May 2018

You know the feeling. The energy bill arrives in the mail, and you open it to read the verdict. The amount is so high that you're not sure how you're going to be able to get the money together to pay for it. When this happens, you know that something is going to have to change. Certain things that you are doing could be causing your energy bill to go higher than it actually should be. Listed below are a few key tips that can help you when you are trying to reign in your energy expenses.

Keep Those Vents Open

Carve out some time to do a tour of your home or apartment. Look at all of the vents and see if any of them happen to be closed. If so, this could be the source of your problem. It's so easy for you to overlook the fact that many of the vents in your house are actually closed. Opening these vents up could release the flow and make it much more efficient for your air conditioning system to circulate air throughout your home.

A dam provides the perfect analogy for these types of situations. The water is pent up by the dam and is unable to flow into the areas that it would naturally go into. When your vents are closed it acts as a barrier against the air that would ordinarily enter the ventilation system of your home. Use a broom handle or even a shoe to reach up and open those vents and you could notice a big shift in the amount you pay each month to cool your home.

Air Filters Have To Be Changed

If you have a hard time remembering to change the filter after you've dried a load of clothes in your dryer just imagine how much more difficult it can be to remember to switch out the filter on your HVAC system. When the air has to push through all of that debris it requires more energy and this can be costly. Make a mental and physical note to yourself so that you won't forget to change out the filter on a regular basis. 

Keeping your home heated and cooled to perfection shouldn't use up all of your monetary resources. Start using these tidbits of advice and your bill should reflect your commitment very soon. Speak with an HVAC technician for more energy-saving tips.