Summertime. How I love summertime. Its so hot and there is always so much we can do. Oh and don’t get me started on the blue skies…(sigh). Here in my town, we have been getting 95 degree temperatures…so it’s h.o.t. With that heat I of course I have been cranking on my Air Conditioner on stay cool. But Central Air Conditioning uses more electricity on your bill than anything else (in warmer regions its up to 60-70% of the bill). So here is a thrifty tip to save money on your electricity bill this summer.
Thrifty Tip: Shut off your A/C at night. Just open those windows, use a fan, shower or even throw on a wet-wrung out shirt before bed to keep cool as well.
I can remember spending one summer in St. George, UT where it is really HOT (like 105+ daily) in a house with my grandma. She did not have air conditioning. So, when I first arrived I thought I would die. “No AC Grandma??” I asked. “How can one survive?” She assured me it would be okay. And, it was possible, (while I wouldn’t recommend going completely without A/C for all my readers out there…) How I survived was I took a cold shower right before going to bed. My wet hair kept me cool all night. Plus the windows were all opened and we had a nice breeze going through. I slept well and kept cool all night.
So shut off that A/C for a night. Go ahead and give it a try. You can save a lot of money this summer by reducing your electricity bill.