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Every Palmco customer wants to know how they can lower their energy
costs. After all, no one wants to pay more than they have to, especially
during the summer when air conditioning can cause bills to skyrocket.
If you want to enjoy low-cost energy bills during the summer, then try
these four tips to keep you energy costs low during the hottest part of
Don't Cool The Outdoors
If you're running your air conditioning or central air system, it's
crucial that you ensure that your home is insulated and well-sealed.
Allowing cool air to escape to the outdoors makes your system work in
overdrive. This means that your system is constantly running, instead of
automatically turning itself off when your home has reached its ideal
Turn Your AC Off Whenever Possible
Sometimes it's impossible to not run your air conditioning system.
However, on those days when it isn't a scorcher, give your machine a
break and open the windows instead. Your air conditioning costs you
money, whereas the breeze from the outside is completely free.
Give Your Air Conditioner a Break at Night
Your house is the hottest during the day when the sun is shining down on
it. At night, however, the temperature always drops. Be sure to turn
your air conditioning system down at night. Do the same if your house is
going to be empty during the day, as there is no point in cooling an
Monitor Your Kids
When your kids are off from school, there are probably a lot more
computers and televisions running than normal in your home. Monitor your
kids to make sure that they are practicing smart energy consumption.
Teach them that televisions and computers should be turned off when not
in use and that a room should never be exited without turning off the
lights. Not only will these help you to lower your energy costs, but it
will be teaching your kids good habits.
Summer doesn't have to mean a huge spike in your energy bill. If you put
these tips into practice, you can get through summer without exorbitant
energy costs. Monitoring your energy expenses may mean taking a few
extra minutes out of your day, but the resulting inexpensive bill will
be well worth it.