Have you ever opened up your electric bill and balked at the amount owed? You’re not the only one! There are a variety of reasons why it may be too high – you have insulation problems, air is escaping through your windows, or something in your system isn’t working properly. You may also be dealing with appliances that are just sucking your energy. Here are a few of the worst offenders:
Central Air – Everyone knows that a central air system uses the most energy to operate. If you have it running around the clock, then you are spending up to $1.50 per hour it is operational. Do the math and you’ll realize that all of those hours add up.
Refrigerator – Your fridge also sucks down a lot of power. Making sure that your refrigerator is not running too cold and is working properly is a great way to stop your bill from getting too high. You should also consider investing in an energy efficient refrigerator if you haven’t already done so.
Dryer – Do you have a dryer at home? If so, it may be costing you up to $.40 per hour it runs. Before running every piece of clothing you own through the dryer, pause to ask yourself if it can be air dried. Take advantage of those bright and sunny Florida days to hang your clothes outside on a line instead.
Talk to a technician at Mister Sparky today to learn more about why your energy bill is high. We can provide you with an electrical inspection in Jacksonville to discover any problem areas.