10 Summer Electrical Tips

Smart Electrical Tips for Summer

Read our summer electrical tips to find out how to save some money on your electricity bill and stay safe around electricity.

  1. Block the hot summer sun with blinds, shades and/or drapes to keep heat out and keep your rooms cooler.
  2. Adjust your thermostat to the highest temperature you can tolerate to keep your energy costs down. Use a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust it for convenience.
  3. Summer is a good time to install a standby power generator. You can’t prepare for a lot of emergencies, but you can be ready for a power outage.
  4. Install ceiling fans and set them to run counter-clockwise to push air down and keep the air moving for a cooling effect.
  5. Wash your clothes in cold water if possible to cut water heating costs and energy usage.
  6. Replace your light bulbs with LED bulbs that use less electricity and produce the same amount of light.
  7. Make sure outdoor outlets are GFCI outlets and test to make sure they are functioning properly.
  8. Outdoors, be careful when using electricity around water. Hire a qualified electrician to wire pools, spas, and docks.
  9. Use smart outlets and bulbs to control your lights and appliances from your mobile device. You can also use them to control lights to make your house appear lived-in while you’re away on vacation.
  10. Take advantage of the nice weather and cook on the grill or serve food that doesn’t require cooking.