5 tips for reducing electricity costs during summer

By: , - April 02, 2024

As temperatures soar during the summer months, so does our reliance on air conditioning and other electrical appliances to keep cool. 

Unfortunately, this increased usage often results in higher electricity bills. 

However, with a few simple adjustments and mindful habits, you can beat the heat while also saving on electricity. 


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Here are some practical tips to help you keep your cool and your expenses down during the scorching summer season.

Optimize Your Air Conditioning

Air conditioning can be a significant contributor to high electricity bills during summer. To minimize its impact:

   – Set your thermostat to the highest comfortable temperature, typically around 25°C, to reduce energy consumption.

   – Use a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures based on your schedule, allowing the AC to run less when you’re not home.

   – Ensure your AC unit is well-maintained by regularly cleaning or replacing filters and scheduling professional inspections to keep it running efficiently.

Maximize Natural Ventilation

Take advantage of cooler evenings and mornings by opening windows and allowing natural airflow to cool your home. Use window coverings such as blinds or curtains to block out direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day, reducing the need for air conditioning.


Many electronic devices continue to consume energy even when turned off, known as standby power. Unplug devices when not in use or use power strips to easily disconnect multiple devices at once, preventing standby power consumption and reducing your electricity bill.

Limit Heat Generation

Appliances such as ovens, stoves, and clothes dryers generate heat when in use, making your home warmer and increasing the workload on your air conditioner. Minimize oven and stove usage by opting for meals that require minimal cooking or using alternative cooking methods like grilling outdoors. Additionally, consider air-drying clothes instead of using the dryer.

Embrace Energy-Saving Habits

Encourage energy-saving habits among household members, such as turning off lights when leaving a room, using natural light whenever possible, and avoiding excessive use of electrical appliances during peak hours.


On weekends, when all the members of the family are relaxing, you can all gather in one room so there is only one AC in use.

You can also bond over a mall escapade for a free air conditioner or go have a  picnic in a park with lots of trees for  shade. Finally, a beach outing with the family can never go wrong this summer.

With these simple yet effective strategies, you can stay cool and comfortable during the summer while also reducing your electricity costs. 

Conserving energy not only benefits your wallet but also helps protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions associated with electricity generation. 

Amping kanunay, ka-Siloy!


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