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How to Avoid High Utility Bills in the Summer

How to Avoid High Utility Bills in the Summer

During the warmer months, keeping a low utility bill can be a challenge for many throughout the Tri-state area. A lot of homeowners find themselves using electricity and their air conditioning units more. With that in mind, it can get quite costly. Luckily, by regularly maintaining your system and implementing more efficient practices, costs can be reduced significantly. 

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Let’s take a look at some ways to increase efficiency throughout the season: 

Natural Ventilation

In the Northeast region, summer nights can get quite cool. With that said, you can save a lot on your monthly bills by taking advantage of the breeze and opening a window or two in the evening. Really, it is a great way to get some fresh air circulating into the home while cooling down the space. Plus, it can increase the indoor air quality too, all while saving you money! Just be sure to close them early in the morning as the temperatures begin to rise again. 

Unplugging Electronics

Believe it or not, one area that consumes a significant amount of energy is any plugged-in electronics, power strips, and appliances. In fact, when not in use, unplugging small appliances such as the microwave, toaster, and coffee maker can make a difference. Also, other items not in use, such as plug-in fans, lights, or charging cords, are best to keep unplugged as much as possible. 

Professional Services 

From your local Camden County heating and AC company, here’s some important information to know about getting your air conditioning and even heating systems checked. In the summertime, when the bills spike, it is possible that your unit may no longer be functioning properly. This could be due to some regular maintenance needed, a repair, or even, worst-case scenario, a replacement. No matter the case, our team at Hutchinson is prepared to address your concerns as quickly as possible. We even have emergency air conditioner units available for immediate relief to those in need, including households with compromised immune systems or elderly family members. To prevent situations like this, we recommend getting your units regularly serviced. If you haven’t seen us yet this year, reach out to our team to ensure your systems are set up for energy-efficient service. 


With that said, no matter the circumstances, know that Hutchinson is here for you. Additionally, we offer our very own energy audits, which can discover more ways you can save in your own home! Not to mention, we are your go-to plumbing professionals too, with drain cleaning services and so much more available. Contact us today!