Have you ever wondered why your monthly energy bills vary even when you consistently use the same amount of power? Why is it that your bill comes out so unpredictable? Actually, there are many factors that can change your energy consumption. One is the weather, of course! Here’s how weather affects your energy bills: Extreme Humidity For other people, summer is ideally spent outdoors with lots of fun activities and adventures. However, those who stay indoors and spend the whole day with the family might be a target of extreme humidity. When tremendous heat attacks your home, you will probably turn your thermostat down to cool yourself off. Turning your A/C’s temperature down for the sake of comfort can definitely raise your energy consumption, which later translates in your bill. There is a tool called hygrometer, which effectively reveals if the humidity inside your home exceeds 50%. You can do the following tips if that happens:
- See if there are plumbing leaks and fix them.
- Clean or repair the evaporator coils.
- Install a humidifier that covers all areas of your home.
- Replace your air filter for better airflow.
- Check and recharge your A/C refrigerant.