Tips from Alabama Power to Stay Cool and Save Energy as Summer Lingers

Although summer vacation is coming to an end and it’s time for students to head back to school, there is still plenty of hot weather ahead and Alabama Power has simple tips to help you save on energy. Residents are advised to clean or change your HVAC filter on a regular basis. Doing this can save 5-15% in energy cost. Dry air filter make your HVAC work harder and reduce air flow.

You should also close blinds and shades on the sunny side of your home during the day. This minimizes heat from the sun coming into your home. Using exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen will remove heat, moisture, and odors. Running your dishwasher and laundry machines during the cooler hours of the day also helps to save energy.

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