Heat waves are imminent, which means more air conditioner time, and a surge in power consumption nation wide. Georgia Power – a major American generators of electricity serving 2.4 million customers – shared some energy tips to keep customers cool and comfortable and help lower their monthly power bills.
During the summer, the air conditioner is usually the biggest user of electricity. For many homes, it accounts for more than half of the summer electric bill.
- Use fans whenever possible. Ceiling fans can make the air in a room feel 6 degrees cooler and allow you to save energy. However, remember to turn them off when you’re not in the room.
- Change or clean your air conditioner filter regularly to maximize the unit’s cooling potential. Dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce efficiency. Read more