Are you wondering why your electric bill is suddenly so much more expensive?
You’re not alone. Customers throughout Maryland are being hit with unprecedented rate increases this year. It’s fair to wonder: Why did electricity suddenly get so much more expensive?
Electric bills can go up greatly for a variety of reasons. Usually, there’s a lack of efficiency within a couple of utilities in the home, particularly kitchen appliances as well.
Is my AC unit running properly?
This can be a huge factor in how high your electric bill runs. If your AC unit is damaged, then there’s a high probability it’s overrunning the bill. Here are a couple of common factors that are easily identifiable in AC unit damage.
Leaks – Leaking is a huge indicator. Clogging, overheating, and interior failure all root around leaking.
Feels hotter/colder than it should be – This rooted issue will heavily affect your heating bill. Often most AC units have settings for certain times of day. When you’re home you want it to be a certain temperature, and a different setting when you’re sleeping.
Unplug Unused Appliances
One of the main reasons your electric bill may be high is that you leave your appliances or electronics plugged in whether you’re using them or not. While that might not have been such a problem years ago, most modern appliances and gadgets draw electricity when turned off. This is mostly because much of modern technology never really powers down.
Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
Though slightly more expensive up front, energy-efficient light bulbs are an easy way to save money on electricity. LED light bulbs, the industry standard on energy-saving lighting, use up to 90% less energy than traditional light bulbs and nearly last for years. They also produce less waste because they last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. Once you make the switch, you will never go back, and your wallet will thank you.
Refrigerator units eat up electric bills when they aren’t running properly. These have similar signs to your AC units running inefficiently and are easy fixes once the issues have been identified.
Overall, we know how frustrating this is and we’re here to help. Give us a call today, and we can get started on rooting out any issues you may be having with your AC unit affecting your electric bill. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!