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Prepare Now for Summer Heat

Summer heat and humidity are on the way. As they rise, so does your energy bill.

Make sure your home is prepared to stay cool and efficient with these tips: 

Air Conditioning

  • Ensure the air conditioner is working properly – have a licensed contractor do an inspection and tune-up.
  • Change the filters. 
  • Don't pile junk or plant shrubs around the outdoor unit.
  • Keep rugs and furniture off indoor vents.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to save energy when you’re away.

General Cooling

  • Use ceiling or box fans, and run the air conditioning at a higher setting.
  • Avoid using heat-producing appliances – like the oven, stove or dryer – during the hottest parts of the day. Use the grill for cooking.
  • Keep blinds or shades closed wherever the sun shines in.
  • Make sure kids aren’t forgetting to close outside doors.

Swimming Pool

  • Check and balance chemical levels to reduce pump run times.
  • Install a pump timer.
  • Switch to energy-efficient pumps.

Energy Bill

  • Check out Walton EMC’s Levelized Billing to take the peaks out of summer bills.