Energy Conservation Tips

Get your electrical system checked for loose connections. The poor connection can cause heat build up boosting kilawatt hours, wasting energy and increasing your electric bill.

Turn your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter. I would recommend investing in a digital thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature. Balance your load – most watt hour meters use the higher of the two phases to calculate your electric bill. If the load is in balance, there will be additional savings of up to 15%

Replace/Clean your AC filters regularly. A clogged filter will cause the unit to work harder and draw more power which means a higher electric bill.

Clean the AC coils regularly. At least once every 6 months. If you have a lot of pets or dust in your home you should check the condition of the coil and clean more often if needed. You can purchase AC coil cleaner from any home improvement store. You should also purchase a separate spray bottle to fill with water to rinse the cleaner off afterwards.

Insulate the copper pipes leading to and from your water heater to minimize heat loss.  For standard water heaters you can install a timer on the water heater to turn the heater off during hours when you are not using hot water. Set the timer to turn on an hour before you normally would start using hot water. The insulation of the tank will keep the water hot for several hours.

Alternativly you can install a tankless water heater so it is only heating the water on demand.

Replace incandescent and florescent bulbs and fixtures with more energy efficient LED. (Light Emitting Diodes). LED uses less electricity and runs cooler then incandescent and florescent bulbs which will mean your AC won’t have to work as hard and they light your house using leads money.

Call A.S. Electric to install a Power Saver at your Main Electrical Panel and save up to 25% on your monthly electric bill.