If you dread opening your energy bills during the summer, fear not. You don’t have to go through another late summer or fall with a hefty bill in your hand. By following a few simple tips, you can minimize those energy costs in your Opelika or Auburn, Alabama, home. Here’s how.

Pay Attention to the Thermostat

During the late summer and early fall, it’s common for temperatures in the Auburn area to hit the lower 90s consistently throughout the day, leaving your house sweltering. However, you can cut costs and maintain a comfortable temperature by setting your thermostat between 74 and 76 degrees. While it may take you a while to get used to, eventually, you’ll find this temperature very comfortable. Upgrading to a smart thermostat is another fabulous option, as you can turn the thermostat up when you leave, and use an app to turn the temperature down just before you arrive home from work. Either way, you’ll end up saving on your monthly bill.

Cooking Alternatives

Although temperatures are muggy and hot during the day, they cool down considerably in the evening hours. These lower temperatures give you the perfect place to prepare dinner by using the grill and not the oven or stove top. If you don’t have a grill or it’s still too hot outside, use the microwave. It uses less electricity, and nearly all cookware now comes microwave safe.

Get a Home Energy Audit

While the first two tips are something easily done on your own, you may want to enlist the help of a true professional to see if you can cut costs even further. To do this, try our building performance evaluation, also known as a home energy audit. During this process, we use tools to help detect any ductwork that leaks, as well as other places of potential energy loss. We then offer advice and suggestions on how to fix the problem, whether it’s something you can do, or a task you need us for.

Don’t let the oppressive Alabama heat leave you with a huge bill and little comfort. Instead, call the experts at Indoor Solutions at 706-225-8241 to help solve your energy crisis today.

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