Utility expenses have increased as a result of rising fuel prices, and they will continue to rise as more individuals attempt to cool down their residences and places of work.
According to Sandra Diggs-Miller, vice president of customer service at Entergy New Orleans, the cost of cooling systems can account for more than half of your electricity bill during the summer.
To conserve money, she advises setting the air conditioning at 78 degrees.
Every degree below 78 might result in a 3 percent increase in your cost, which may sound significant.
Setting the thermostat to 72 degrees has unintentionally boosted monthly bills by 18% for households.
This Old House's specialists advise replacing outdated appliances, even those that are only 10 years old, because they consume 20–40% more energy than more recent models
Newer air conditioner designs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), utilize 30 to 50 percent less energy than those from 30 to 40 years ago.