As the temperature rises during the summer months, so does the demand for energy to keep our homes cool and comfortable. However, this increased energy usage often leads to higher electricity bills. To help you keep your energy costs in check this summer, we have compiled a list of strategies to lower your energy bills while staying cool and reducing your environmental impact.

Harness Renewable Energy

Consider utilising renewable energy sources such as solar panels to power your home. Solar power can help offset your reliance on the grid and reduce your energy bills during the summer months when the sun’s rays are abundant. By generating clean and sustainable electricity, you can simultaneously save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Optimise Your Cooling System

To lower energy bills in the summer, it’s crucial to optimise your cooling system’s efficiency. Clean or replace air filters regularly to ensure proper airflow, enabling your air conditioner to operate more efficiently. Set your thermostat to a moderate temperature, and consider using a programmable thermostat to adjust cooling levels based on your schedule, avoiding unnecessary energy consumption.

Utilise Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of cooler evenings and early mornings by opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate through your home. Use natural ventilation to create a comfortable indoor environment, reducing the need for air conditioning during these times. However, be sure to close windows and curtains when temperatures rise during the day to prevent warm air from entering.

Control Sunlight and Heat

Prevent excessive heat gain in your home by effectively managing sunlight. Close curtains or blinds during the hottest parts of the day to block out direct sunlight and reduce the load on your air conditioner. You can also consider using reflective window films or installing awnings to provide shade and keep your home cooler.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system is essential for optimal performance and energy efficiency. Schedule professional maintenance before the summer season to ensure that your unit is clean, properly lubricated, and operating at its best. A well-maintained system will consume less energy while effectively cooling your home.

Use Energy-Efficient Appliances

Appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers can contribute to your overall energy consumption. Invest in energy-efficient models. These appliances are designed to use less energy while delivering the same performance, helping you reduce your energy bills during the summer and year-round.

Minimise Heat Gain

To keep your home cool and energy bills low, take steps to minimise heat gain from sources such as electronics, lighting, and cooking. Opt for energy-efficient light bulbs that emit less heat, and turn off unnecessary lights when not in use. When cooking, use your stove or oven sparingly, and consider grilling or using smaller appliances like microwaves or slow cookers that generate less heat.

By implementing these strategies to lower your summer energy bills, you can stay comfortable while reducing your environmental impact and saving money. From harnessing renewable energy to optimising your cooling system, you can create a more energy-efficient home this summer. Embrace these practices and enjoy the benefits of a cool and cost-effective living space while minimising your carbon footprint.

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Hullsky75 HullHullsky75 Hull
18:23 20 Jan 22
From the first moment when Arthur came round to advise, measure-up and quote for the job we felt we were in good hands. And his team of installers provided the best service. I always think that the best test is if something needs further attention and in this case they returned promptly to fix a small issue and nothing was too much trouble. Our new doors have transformed the back of our house and we highly recommend this company for work of the highest quality. Thank you Arthur and team!
Debbie GilbertDebbie Gilbert
15:01 14 Jan 22
They have fitted a new back door, front door and front room and kitchen window. Great service, price and quality. We are very happy!
Cat KienwaldCat Kienwald
19:14 08 Jan 22
We got our back and front doors replaced by E&A Windows and we couldn't be happier with the job they did. Erez was so helpful as took the time to come to our home to give us a quote, explaining all our options thoroughly and clearly without being pressuring in the slightest. The quality of both doors was fantastic and Adrian’s installation was fast and completed to a very high standard. He was also very helpful. We would highly recommend E&A Windows and will definitely use them again for any future double glazing needs. Thanks so much!
James NymanJames Nyman
22:48 04 Nov 21
Very professional service! During my initial consultation, I was fortunate enough to deal with the owner of the company. He visited my property and spent a few hours talking me through design options and his recommendations. His recommendations were very insightful and ensured my build looked elegant and modern while retaining the functionality required for an active family of 4. The build process was equally professional with the construction team arriving when they said, treating my property with respect and cleaning up after they finished each day...something not often done by today's tradesmen. I've recommend this company to my parents.
Sammy lakhaniSammy lakhani
09:11 01 Oct 21
I have just had new windows installed by E&A Windows and I must say I was very impressed. Arthur the owner of the company was so helpful and supportive throughout the process. I don't know much about windows so was skeptical at first, but I felt at ease very quickly. The guys who came to fit the windows (John, Christie and Peter) were absolute legends. They were extremely friendly and so so helpful, and the respect they gave me, my elderly parents and our home was exceptional. They took care of our home as if it was their own. I have never come across such professionals, not only did they do a fantastic job , but they went well beyond, seemed like nothing was impossible. They were with us only for 3 days but my parents were actually sad to see them go. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to fit new windows.