Spring is here and summer is on its way! So is warmer weather and, at times, very high temperatures. With the change in seasons comes a change in how we deal with these weather conditions. For many of us, it’s almost time to turn on the air conditioning – and prepare ourselves for higher energy bills. How can you keep your costs low while still staying comfortable in your home? As an electrician near you in Fort Mill and Rock Hill, SC, Polk Electric has four energy saving tips to help you save over the next few months.

  1. Make the most of your windows and fans – Instead of using your air conditioner to cool your home, leave your windows open at night. The cool air will naturally lower the temperature inside your home, especially if there’s a breeze. Also, take time to switch your ceiling fans so that they turn in a counterclockwise direction. This will allow the fan to move the warmer air towards the ceiling and away from where you are.
  2. Turn up your thermostat when you’re away – Leaving your thermostat on the same temperature all day means you’re probably cooling your home while no one’s away. Experts recommend keeping your thermostat at a setting of 78° when you’re not at home. This will save a lot of energy and a lot of money. A programmable thermostat makes it easy to set a schedule for when your A/C should run. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, call us to install one for you.
  3. Invest in energy-efficient lighting – Replace your existing light bulbs with energy-efficient models like LEDs. This one switch can make a big difference in your energy consumption.

Are you interested in making upgrades around your home that could save electricity and money? Call an electrician near you at Polk Electric. Our residential electricians in South Carolina will help you with all your electrical needs.