The warm weather and that smell of blooming flowers are not all about summer. This awesome season can turn uneconomical and ‘eat’ into your budget if you are not keen enough on the utility bills. Take a look at these useful, pocket-friendly tricks to get you started during summer.
Use well-regulated fans
Fans add a great sense of air conditioning in your home making it comfortable during summer. However, if not chosen well, fans can make the electricity bills go wild. Be keen to choose ceiling, window or floor fans with fewer power ratings and reasonable speed regulators.
Invest in larger houseplants
This is another great option to counter that burning sunbeams through your main bedroom window. Having the windows closed all day; just to keep off the sun rays, may not work efficiently hence the idea to go green. These houseplants will work by flourishing in the shiny rays, providing that cooling shade and finally a breath of fresh air.
Do your washing in the cooler evening
Saving your laundry work and dishes for that calm evening is a wise decision if you need to spare the utility bills. At this time, you probably have switched off the air conditioning machines; hence power is consumed only by your working appliances.
We all like our electronic gadgets that keep us indoors the whole day. Adopt a healthy yet economical routine by taking a short walk or a ride especially during the warmer season. You will definitely save on your energy consumption rates and have fun outside.
Make good use of a power strip
Limit the power consumption of the energy giants you have in your apartment. Electronic appliances like desktops, TVs, fridges and heaters consume a lot of power. These gadgets are unbiased and continuous to use power if you are not keen enough to keep them off while they are not in use. Take an action by introducing a power strip to limit the rate of power consumption especially when you are outdoors. This will work out to save your summer utility bills.
Keep your oven turned off
Not only should you keep your oven off during summer, but also out of use. Oven heats up the place creating an uncomfortable environment. To add on its drawbacks in this warm season, it continuous to consume your electricity or gas and requires some form of cooling. Fall in love with the no-cook foods like salads and fruits, or decide to get them from an external source instead and save on the utility bills.
With an obvious intention to reduce your summer utility bills by a substantial amount, you rather try these quick and cheap tricks. Thank me later!