With better window blinds, you can help lower your electricity bill from fewer a/c cycles to maintain the same indoor temperature.
It can occasionally be maddening trying to figure out what’s making your electric bill so high. Now that I’m using almost all LED lights throughout our house, the lights alone have little impact on our energy expenses. I don’t use them when it isn’t all that vital, however it is in fact nice not getting upset when you find a bulb you left on for a day or 2 by accident. The appliances are a different story though. I do so much more laundry while it’s summer, simply because I sweat more as well as our clothing gets dirtier as a result. Running our oven takes a lot of electricity as well, but the worst thing it affects is the A/C. My dining room oven will raise the temperature in our house by a degree or 2 if it’s on for over a third. This causes the a/c to react by running harder. I had another variable exacerbating our a/c performance that I would have never considered before speaking with an Heating, Ventilation and A/C repair tech. Believe it or not, our window coverings have been letting too much sun indoors, as well as too much cool as well as conditioned air outside. With better window blinds, you can help lower your electricity bill from fewer a/c cycles to maintain the same indoor temperature. I have somewhat leaky windows to start with, so having fantastic window coverings that keep our conditioned air indoors is a big time improvement. It’s also cheaper to buy new curtains than it is to have your outdated windows ripped out as well as updated completely. I hope to save towards getting new windows down the road, but for now I’m delighted with our new window blinds. They already massively lowered our electric bill within the first month of use.