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Ways to Save Energy this Summer

July 2, 2018

Ah, the summertime! Known as one of the hottest months of the year, it’s entirely possible to overuse your air conditioner and other electronic devices that will raise your energy bill. If you’re looking for the best way to save some energy this summer, then here are a few essential tips to follow:

Use Your Air Conditioner Less

Believe it or not, your home/work air conditioner is using up a lot of energy, which will be the best way to raise your energy bills each month. Of course, you won’t be able to sit comfortably without this essential unit — but there are ways to use it less.

One of the best ways is to place your unit energy saving mode. Not only will this be the best way to keep your unit on the lowest energy setting possible, but it will also keep your home cool without the excessive use and power!

Unplug any Unnecessary Devices

Another way to save energy this summer is to unplug any unnecessary devices from your outlets. You guessed it: this means unplugging anything from the wall that’s not in use. Whether that be a cell phone charger or a floor lamp that you haven’t used in months, it’s important to unplug them completely.

The reason being is this: when you have an electric cord plugged into the wall, even if the device on the other end isn’t being used, there is still a chance that electric (from the outlet) is being pumped out into the cord — and is ultimately wasted energy. Once you unplug your devices, you’ll notice a decent dent in your electric bill — which will be quite pleasant!

Go Outside

Another great way to make sure you’re saving energy is to go outside. Of course, on a hot day, this won’t be the best alternative — but when you’re looking to save a buck, or two, then this will be the most excellent alternative to saving energy!

From volleyball to swimming, the possibilities are entirely endless when it comes to saving energy in the great outdoors! Plus: you’ll be staying active, too, which will make this the best summer ever!

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