Keeping your Energy Bill Low as the Temperatures Rise

Monday, June 27, 2011

Heating and cooling your home are the largest part of your energy bill. The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative offers great money saving tips, specifically for hot weather.  Here are just a few:

·        Keep your thermostat set at 78 degrees.  When on vacation, turn off your cooling system, or set it at a higher temperature

·       Use ceiling or portable fans to help circulate air

·       Clean or replace cooling system filters monthly

·       Keep window blinds and curtains closed during the day to block sunlight

·       Make sure you have adequate attic insulation, in order to keep your home cool

·       Use a timer for your pool pump so that it doesn’t run constantly

Learn more on how to keep your bill down and save energy as the temperature outside soars. It's good for the earth and great for your wallet!

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