How to Lower Energy Bills
By Angela Sanders Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 02:52 AM EST
Energy bills can be very high even during the summer. If many appliances are in a property, such as refrigerators and air conditioning units in every room, energy bills will understandably be very expensive. When wanting to lower energy bills, here’s how this can be achieved:
Only turn on air conditioning when it is actually required
If an older air conditioning unit is used in a family home or a business’s premises, a lot of electricity is required. By opening windows and turning off machines that produce considerable heat, a property will be cooler without having to use an air conditioning unit.
Don’t operate a dishwasher until it is full
If a dishwasher is used when it is hardly full, a lot of energy will be wasted. Before turning a dishwasher on, check that no other items can be put into it. Although many people rely on a dishwasher, plates and other cutlery can be cleaned in a sink. As only a small amount of gas is required in order to heat tap water, a lot of money can be saved. If a dishwasher is hardly used or not at all, energy bills will be reduced further.
Keep curtains closed at night
When temperatures drop at night, keep curtains closed. When a radiator or an electric heater is turned on, heat can escape through windows, in particular if they only have a single pane of glass. To further reduce energy bills, install thick curtains. When heat is produced by a radiator or an electric heater, thick curtains keeps it inside. Even when a heater is turned on during the day, curtains can still be closed in order to save money. When a property has single pane windows, thicker curtains mustn’t be left open because heat is able to escape. Although it may seem odd to have curtains closed during the day, a homeowner will be saving money. If a property isn’t south facing, it can be naturally cold because it doesn’t get a lot of sunlight. So, when a radiator or a heater is actually turned on, curtains will prevent heat from escaping through windows.
Choose another energy supplier
A different energy supplier can be chosen that has lower rates, such as Ambit Energy. Focusing on helping homeowners and businesses with reducing their energy bills, rewards are also offered to customers who refer other people to Ambit Energy. By entering a zip code onto Ambit Energy’s website, a full list of rates appears which details exactly how much can be saved.
With a strong social media presence, including the Ambit Energy Twitter page, Facebook and YouTube you can connect directly. By following Ambit Energy or liking their page, the many ways in which homeowners can lower their bills is fully explained. As Ambit Energy is operational in over ten States and with over a million customers, low energy bills are possible courtesy of this utility company. To find out more, why not follow Ambit Energy on Twitter?