Top Summer Energy Saving Tips from Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee Utility Services recently offered summer energy saving tips for every household. Here are the top ten:

  • Close shades, drapes and blinds during the day
  • Wear lightweight clothing
  • Set the air conditioning  thermostat at 78 degrees or higher
  • Don’t choose a lower air conditioning temperature when you first turn it on
  • When weather is mild, use fans instead of the air conditioner
  • If you have ceiling fans, run the fans and the air conditioner at the same time
  • Use a microwave instead of the range/oven
  • Keep windows and doors closed while air conditioning
  • Change the air conditioner’s air filter monthly during heavy use
  • Arrange items in your refrigerator for quick removal and return


IDT Energy Suggests Blowing the Heat Away

IDT Energy understands that in the summer it is possible to spend much more on electricity than at other times of the year. In New York especially there is a great need to run air conditioning units day and night, trying to keep as cool as possible during the humid and hot summers which New york is so famous for. IDT Energy presents here some tips to keeping things cool while still using less electricity.

1.    Come the evening it is often cool enough to turn of the a/c and turn on a fan. Let the cooler air blow on you to cool you down. Try both ceiling fans and floor based fans. They use a fraction of the electricity that air conditioners use, and may be just the thing to keep you comfortable.

2.    Banish hot air. Use exhaust fans in the kitchen to get that extra hot air out of the house. If there is no exhaust fan, just put a floor fan in the kitchen and let it blow while you are cooking. It will help keep the cook cool while blowing the hot air out of the kitchen.

IDT Energy Summertime A.C. Tips

Summertime is here and IDT Energy is making it possible for its customers to stay cool even on the hottest days by supplying the electricity that is needed to power the huge number of air conditioning units which are keeping people cool through-out New York City.

Because of the heat and humidity which characterizes a typical New York city summer, air conditioners have a hard time running efficiently, but here are a few steps people can take to get the best out of their air conditioners.

1.    Don’t meddle with the thermostat.  Set your thermostat to 78 degrees, and don’t be tempted to lower it in order to cool the house down faster. It won’t help. If anything, raise the thermostat a few degrees when you leave the house. Even better, get a programmable thermostat and only have the a/c turn on when you are about to come home.

2.    Draw the curtains during the day so the hot sun’s rays don’t enter the house. Especially if no one is home and there is no need for natural light to see by, closed curtains can help keep your home much cooler.

More tips next time.