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Saving Electricity This Summer


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Saving Electricity This Summer

Sparked by a shocking electric bill, we found these tips from Freshome, a home improvement idea website. Be sure to visit the link for more tips on saving electricity this summer.
1) Replace Your AC Unit. If your home/AC unit is over 20 years old, it might be time to update/upgrade to a more energy-efficient unit.

2) Cook Differently. Instead of slaving over a hot stove for meals, try alternative cooking methods such as using a microwave, instant pot, or even cooking on an outdoor grill. Using a stove/oven increases the indoor temperature meaning your AC unit will run for longer to maintain the temperature.

3) Get a Programmable Thermostat. Programming the temperature to run a little warmer when you are sleeping or not at home to save on the AC.

4) Get Blinds/Curtains. When the sun is at it’s warmest for the day, consider closing blinds/curtains in areas affected by it. Blocking the sun from heating a room will help cut down on your AC usage.

5) Use a Fan. When possible, consider using ceiling & oscillating fans to cool your home rather than using the AC. Fans use considerably less electricity than your AC unit.

Freshome has a few more tips to help you save on electricity this summer, be sure to visit their website and read the rest of the article!


Contact Us!

At M. Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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