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One of the South Plains’ infamous summers is right around the corner! With the scorching summer months fast approaching, it is essential that you and your family are comfortable physically and financially. The days of high temperatures and even higher electricity bills are over! This guide from SPS Electric will walk you through tips and tricks you can use to transform your home into a summer sanctuary!

Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning Units

For a reliable fix to an issue with your AC, consider replacing your current unit with an energy-efficient AC unit. The efficiency of AC units is measured using the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). The higher the EER rating, the more efficient the AC unit. Energy Star rated AC units use 8% less energy on average than other AC units. Be sure to look out for AC units with Energy Star Certification. These energy-efficient units are even being produced as window units and central systems, making them an accessible, affordable solution! Read more about energy efficiency and how you can save electricity here!

Regular HVAC Maintenance

HVAC systems that are properly maintained are guaranteed to work far more efficiently than neglected systems. Buildups of debris, corroded components, and other issues can cause your HVAC system to overwork itself, thus producing inefficient energy and hurting your pockets. Additionally, these seemingly minor inconveniences can cause much more serious and expensive damage to your HVAC system. 

Programmable Thermostats

State-of-the-art programmable thermostats are now an option for optimizing your HVAC system. These thermostats allow you to keep your AC on cycles that are far more efficient and affordable than manually controlling it. For example, programming your AC to automatically adjust the temperature while you are asleep can save you money in the long run. Just a few degrees of difference can result in substantial savings. Not only will your home be perfectly climatized to your liking, but you will be getting paid for it! 

Insulate Your Home

Residential insulation works wonders in keeping your home warm in the winter but, more importantly, cool in the summer. Insulation is usually installed in walls, ceilings, attics, and doors, reducing the need for heating and cooling. However, strong insulation and an energy-efficient AC unit can make your home oasis. Check and see if your home has proper insulation today!

Energy-Efficient Windows

Believe it or not, even your windows can be replaced to lower your electricity bill this summer. Specially designed energy-efficient windows minimize the amount of heat that enters your home. These windows are double-glazed, meaning two pieces of glass are set in one frame and work similarly to insulation! 

Monitor Energy Usage

Consider installing an energy usage monitor if you are concerned about your energy consumption levels.. You can also make a point of closely examining your monthly electricity bill and evaluating the charges. This knowledge can empower you to make changes to your usage habits! 

SPS Electric

With SPS Electric, you can enjoy a comfortable and affordable summer! Don’t let your electricity bill drag you down during the dog days; trust SPS to provide you with affordable, reliable electricity services. Contact SPS Electric for your residential and commercial electric needs!

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