According to the U.S. Department of Energy, out of the total household’s energy usage, 6% is devoted to air conditioning. Each homeowner is spending around $11 billion to power their air conditioner. That is quite an investment. Too easily we cost ourselves more money trying to cool our homes by what appliances we use. Here are a few tips on how to avoid heating your home in the summer:
- Cook outside. Ovens and stoves create extra heat in your house.
- Get rid of those incandescents. They are producing heat with 75% of the electricity they consume.
- Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
- Take short showers, no baths.
- Turn off computers, curling irons, hair dryers, stereos and televisions. They are all generating heat.
Our homes are where we should be most comfortable. We can increase our comfort and decrease our utility bills by eliminating some of the heat we produce. Your AC is already working overtime for you. Give it a break and leave the heat generation to the sun.
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