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How to Save Money on Energy This Summer

Summer is here, and that means hot weather and potentially higher energy costs for residents here in the Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut area. But don’t sweat it, the experts at PayLessForOil.com have some awesome and possibly surprising tips that can help you stay cool and save money all season long. Keep reading for top energy-saving tips this summer.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Energy Bills in MA & CT

Try out these suggestions to save money on your Massachusetts and Connecticut energy bills:

1. Adjust Your Meal Plan

Making colder meals will save you energy in two ways: not having to use your oven or stove, and not having to cool down yourself after eating a hot meal! Plan to have salads, fruits, sandwiches, wraps, etc. This will also help you to avoid raising the humidity level inside your home – making it feel even warmer!

2. Schedule an A/C Tune-Up

Booking an air conditioning tune-up, central or ductless, can save you big on your cooling bills over the summer. Annual A/C maintenance gives you significant annual savings between energy-efficiency boosting and repair circumvention. Contact our HVAC pros to book a maintenance service today!

3. Fill up Dishwasher & Washing Machine Loads

The more dishes and clothes you fill these appliances with, the less water is needed. Additionally, use cold water in your clothes’ wash or rinse cycle to save on water heating bills.

4. Order Oil During the Offseason

Ordering heating oil during the summer may sound counterintuitive, but the truth is that in addition to protecting your heating oil tank from damage, summer fuel rates are lower than winter peak season prices. Prepare for the first chilly days of fall and save more money on that first oil delivery order by ordering now.

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5. Spend Time Outside

Not only is it enjoyable and healthy to be outdoors in summer – whether you love swimming, hiking, or gardening – but doing so will help you save money on things like television and computer energy costs.

6. Shower at Night

Showering at night can cool you down after a long day in the summer heat and allow your hair to dry naturally without the aid of a hairdryer or other electric appliance you would otherwise use after your morning showers. Give it a shot!

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7. Unplug Phantom Power

If you want to save on “phantom power,” unplug electronics that are on standby, or plug them into a power bar. Turn the power bar on when you need it and off when you don’t! Also, remember to turn off lights and ceiling fans when you leave the room.

8. Cook Outside

If you decide to cook a hot meal, use a propane gas stove or other outdoor grill. You’ll keep your house air-conditioned while enjoying classic summertime barbeque flavor.

9. Program Your Thermostat

Adjusting your temperature can save you up to 10% annually on energy! Simply program your thermostat warmer when you’re asleep or away. Aim for 8 hours a day in the “warm” zone.

10. Lose the Comforter

Set your thermostat to be warmer at night, lose the blankets, and simply use a sheet while you’re sleeping. You’ll experience the same home comfort with a lower price tag.

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