How to Save on Your Electric Bill

No one likes opening their mailbox to see a stack of bills. Water bills, cable bills, insurance bills, credit card bills, electric bills…the list goes on. These bills are inevitable, chalk them up to the cost of living. But, there are ways to save money by taking measures to reduce the cost of living. One great way to get your bills down is by reducing your energy consumption.

The average residential electricity bill in Florida is $123, which is higher than most other states. In fact, only 8 other states have higher residential electric bills on average than Florida does. This is partly because Florida is closer to the equator than most of the United States, so we get more sunshine and heat than our neighboring states do. They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for nothing! So how can we combat these expensive energy bills while remaining comfortable? Tripod Aluminum has compiled some tips to help our fellow Brevard County residents cut costs:

Check for Cracks

Make sure your house is sealed properly. Any cracks around the doors and windows can cause your electric bill to raise dramatically. Take some time to inspect your windows and doors, and if you discover any cracks use caulk or a sealant to remedy the issue.

Wash Laundry on Cold

Wash your laundry with cold water instead of warm or hot water. Most of the energy used to wash your clothes and linens stems from heating the water. So, turn that knob to “Cold” and over time you should see a difference in your electric bill.

Add Screen Enclosures

Have a screen enclosure installed around your pool, patio or porch. The screen will insulate these areas and keep out heat and harmful UV rays from the sun. Not only will this reduce the amount of electricity you use to heat your pool or regulate the temperatures of your patio or porch, it will also save your skin from sun damage.

At Tripod Aluminum we specialize in pool, patio and porch enclosures as well as screened-in rooms. Our master craftsmen are licensed and insured, and we have been serving Melbourne, Viera, Palm Bay and beyond for over 20 years. Let us help you save on your electric bill and give you one less thing to worry about this holiday season. Contact us today for more information.

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