Stay Cool and Save Energy This Summer

Stay cool and save energy this summer with Meltek's tips for reducing electricity usage. By making small adjustments at home, you can keep comfortable, lower your bills, and contribute to a more sustainable future. Enjoy a cool and energy efficient summer!
June 12, 2024

          As temperatures rise, you might find yourself reaching for the thermostat to keep cool. But staying comfortable doesn't have to mean sacrificing energy efficiency; here are some simple, effective ways to reduce your electricity usage during the hottest months of the year, allowing you to beat the heat and lower your bills.

Optimize Your Thermostat Settings

To save energy, it's recommended to set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. You can also set it a bit higher when you’re not home. A programmable thermostat can help by automatically adjusting the temperature, keeping your home cool when you need it and saving energy when you don't. Android users can now connect their Google Nest Learning Thermostat to a Meltek account for optimal savings!

Unplug Idle Devices

Chargers and electronics can draw power even when not in use. Unplugging these devices can save a surprising amount of energy over time.

Cook Outdoors

Fire up the grill or use an outdoor kitchen to keep the heat outside. This not only saves energy but also keeps your indoor spaces cooler.

Embrace Fans

Ceiling fans, box fans, and oscillating fans are your best friends during the summer. They keep the air moving, creating a breeze that

makes you feel cooler without needing to lower the thermostat.

Use Natural Ventilation

Open your windows at night to let in the cool air and close them in the morning to keep it cool inside. This can help you rely less on your air conditioning and save energy.

Keep the Sun Out

Close blinds or curtains during the hottest parts of the day to block out the sun’s heat. This small change can make a substantial difference in keeping your home cooler.

          By incorporating these simple energy-saving tips, you can stay cool and comfortable during the summer without breaking the bank. Not only will these tips help lower your electricity bills, but they’ll also reduce the strain on the power grid and contribute to a more sustainable future. And remember, with Meltek, you can get paid for saving energy during peak electricity times. Enjoy a cool, energy-efficient summer!