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The Best Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

THE BEST WAYS TO LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL USE YOUR CURTAINS Heat can be gained through your windows Close the curtains on hot, sunny days, especially on south-facing windows Open curtains up on cooler days to let the warmth from the sun in CHANGE YOUR FILTERS Dirty filters in your HVAC unit make the system less efficient The unit has to work harder to force air out through clogged filters Check and change them every month when heating or cooling is in high demand ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT 70 °F Don't leave your thermostat on the same temperature when you're away from home Install a programmable thermostat to set temperatures for when you're home or away A programmable thermostat can save you as much as $180 each year UPGRADE YOUR LIGHT BULBS Incandescent bulbs give off heat and have a short lifespan Switch to LED or compact fluorescent bulbs, which both last much longer The initial investment will be offset by energy savings GET AN ENERGY EVALUATION Have a TVA-certified evaluator look for areas in your home that could be improved You will learn ways to reduce power usage and may be able to get a cash rebate Improvements you make can save you money and make your home more efficient TURN EVERYTHING OFF Make sure fans, lights, computers, and other gadgets are off every night| Unplug devices that suck up energy even when they are powered down Just one ceiling fan left on high for a year costs about $35 PROVIDED BY: HA QUALITY HEATING & AIR LLC Feel the Q u ality Difference WWW.QUALITYHEATAIR.COM SOURCES: http://www.energyright.com/residential/ http://www.energyright.com/residential/inhome_energy_eval.html http://www.bankrate.com/finance/smart-spending/10-ways-to-save-money-on-your-utility-bill-4.aspx http://www.womansday.com/life/saving-money/17-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill-1320 https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=thermostats.pr_thermostats_guidelines

The Best Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

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When was the last time you changed your air filters? Dirty filters in your HVAC unit make the system less efficient. See how a new filter can help on this infographic from a central heating specialist...

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