Because the mercury rises and better temperatures settle in throughout the area as we head into summer season, protecting cool might imply elevated power use, resulting in greater utility payments. To assist decrease power consumption and higher handle your power prices, two utilities that present electrical and fuel providers to Caldwell County are providing tricks to beat the warmth and handle the usage of your utilities.
Officers with Louisville Fuel & Electrical (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) Basis say you need to tune it up and have a licensed skilled give your AC a tune-up to ensure it’s in tiptop form and able to carry out within the prolonged excessive temperatures. You additionally want to recollect to alter your filter every month or in accordance with the producer’s directions.
One other tip is to maintain your outside air conditioner unit clear. Take away any vegetation, dust, and grass clippings surrounding your unit for uninterrupted air circulation. Officers say you need to periodically spray the outside coil with a backyard hose to maintain it from particles. Inside, you might want to keep in mind to maintain registers clear and unblocked by furnishings to permit cool air to simply flow into all through the house.
With the intention to preserve the cool air you’re paying for in and the nice and cozy air out, officers say you need to seal up any leaks or gaps round doorways and home windows, in addition to ductwork which additionally helps extra effectively cool the house.
It’s also possible to preserve your property cool through the warmth of the summer season by closing your curtains, drapes, and blinds on sun-facing home windows which helps to dam rays that naturally enhance indoor temperatures.
Officers say additionally contemplate the schedules of these within the family and alter programmable thermostats accordingly.
To study extra methods it can save you power, go to the LG&E and KU web site.
LG&E serves 332,000 pure fuel and 425,000 electrical clients in Louisville and sixteen surrounding counties, whereas KU serves 564,000 clients in 77 counties in Kentucky and 5 counties in Virginia.