TIPS TO SAVE ON YOUR ELECTRICAL BILL DURING FALL SEASON

Story by WVUA 23’s Kayla Smith

As fall arrives, bringing cooler weather with it, many home and apartment owners are looking for ways to cut down on their electricity bills. Setting thermostats lower and employing warm clothes and blankets may be the best strategy to keep utilities low.

Patrick Hall, the operations manager of Banks Quarles Plumbing, said the best way to save money is to completely shut off the air conditioning.

“If you can be comfortable with it off and 75 in your house and you’re OK, then that’s the best way to save energy,” Hall said.

There are several important maintenance practices to consider undertaking during this time of the year:

  • Check your system’s filters. Clean filters improve a system’s output and efficiency.
  • Make sure your heater is working before temperatures drop. Strange smells or noises and fluctuations in your electrical bill may be indications that your system is about to go out.
  • If you have an old system, consider updating it to a newer, more energy-efficient one.
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