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Checking your mail can be stressful when you’re dreading high numbers on your electricity bills. Fortunately, there’s hope for homeowners in Jackson, Mississippi, who want to save money. Cutting electricity costs is as simple as integrating these strategies into your lifestyle:

Heat and Cool Carefully

Your HVAC system is likely one of the principal reasons that you have high electricity costs. It takes a lot of energy to heat or cool an entire home, especially during the extremes of winter and summer. The harder you push the system, though, the more electricity it uses.

If you really want to cut electricity costs, keep your thermostat setting higher in the summer and lower in the winter than usual. Rather than keeping the temperature at 65 degrees on hot days, set it to 78. You may have to find other ways to stay cool, but the savings will be worth it.

Use Power Strips

As long as you turn off your electronics, you’re saving power, right? Wrong.

Your small appliances and electronics are constantly sapping power as long as they’re plugged in. They may not use as much electricity as they do when they’re turned on, but they take enough energy to affect your bills.

Plug electronics and small appliances into a power strip that you can turn off when you don’t need them. The strip will cut off the energy flow.

Rely on Professionals

It may seem counterintuitive to spend money to save money, but that’s not the case when it comes to electrical services. Neglecting to fix an electrical problem or doing it yourself can not only contribute to energy inefficiency but also endanger you.

Professional electrical technicians have the training and experience necessary to safely make repairs and improve your energy efficiency. Whatever your electrical issues may be, call a licensed professional before you do anything yourself.

It’s time you start looking forward to your electrical bills. For all your professional electrical needs, call Dent Air Conditioning at 601-912-0535.

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