Tips to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

Have you noticed your electric bill being higher than normal this summer? With the extreme heat (especially with Georgia’s almost 100-degree weather), the air conditioning in your home often has to work harder in the summer to keep your home cool. Here’s the good news: there are ways to lower your costs and save on energy. Check out our tips to save on your electric bill this summer!

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat, or smart thermostat, is one of the best ways to save on energy costs all year—particularly during the warmer months. Rockhaven Homes offers smart home technology options, including programmable thermostats, security monitoring, digital door locks, and more. Smart thermostats learn your habits to best optimize energy usage and help you save money.



Raise the Thermostat Temperature and Turn on the Fans

Many sources cite 78 degrees as the best-set temperature for the summer. But for some, that may be too hot. We recommend raising your thermostat temperature by a few degrees more than your normal temperature to lower your energy bill, all while turning on the fans to keep you cool.

For example, if you usually set your thermostat to 70, setting it a couple of degrees higher to 73 or 74 will still help you save on costs, even though it’s not the ideal 78. Just remember to turn on your fans to stay comfortable and compensate. Small steps still make an impact!

Extra tip: Be sure your fans are rotating counterclockwise for the most efficient cooling!


Get Your HVAC Serviced if Needed

When was the last time you got your HVAC checked? A dirty filter or outdated unit can cost you when it comes to energy efficiency. The upfront cost of having a professional come check out your HVAC is worth the money you’ll save in the future. If your HVAC is overdue for a checkup, make the call sooner rather than later!



Put the Grill to Good Use

Take this opportunity to grill out for family and friends! Cooking outside means less heat in your kitchen for your AC to compensate for, making it a win-win for a lower electric bill and fun summer celebrations. Here are some grilling ideas for you to try this summer!

Get Limited-Time Savings This Summer with Rockhaven Homes

Get Limited-Time Savings This Summer with Rockhaven Homes
There are other ways you can save money this summer on top of trying these energy saving tips! Rockhaven Homes, one of the best new home builders in Atlanta, is offering SUN-believable summer savings for a limited time so that you can save up to $24k* on a new home in Metro Atlanta. Contact us today to find the perfect home this summer!

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