Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Energy Costs

Summer means higher temperatures, and while you may welcome the warmer weather that also means that you’ll begin using your fans and air conditioners to keep cool.

That should prompt you to take a good look at those items and make sure they are all working properly and performing at their max. Are your fans the appropriate size for the rooms they are in?

If you are in the market for a new fan, look for options that are energy efficient. Smart Saver products are efficient and save you money as they cost you less than two cents per hour of use. Prices of new fans can run from very inexpensive to several hundred dollars each.

Only use a fan when you are in the area of use; otherwise, simply close off the room and save the energy cost for another area.

Where To Put Your Fan

How can you help a fan cool a room? First, keep your windows, doors, and blinds closed during the day to avoid the hot sun beating down into your house.

Then, during the evening, open your windows and place one fan facing out of your window, so it pushes the heat out. Use a second fan placed in the room to circulate air.

Ceiling fans are great and increase your energy efficiency. Be sure you have the blades spinning counter-clockwise during summer to push cool air down to the floor.

Though energy-efficient fans don’t use a lot of electricity, leaving a ceiling fan or any fan on when nobody is in the room is a waste of energy and money.

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