Cut Your Energy Bill in Half with Golden West Shutters

Cut Your Energy Bill in Half with Golden West Shutters

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Summer in Orange County, California is finally here, which means more fun in the sun, more beach trips, and more family outings. Unfortunately, the summer months are also when your energy bill is most likely going to increase dramatically. With temperatures rising, you’ll find yourself using the air conditioning more frequently, and so will most of us Southern Californians. With everyone using electricity to power their air conditioning systems at the same time, energy bills increase, and so do the number of more blackouts. The good news, however, is that there are a few things you can do to cut down on your energy consumption. Conserve energy, and save money at the same time. Be a part of the change, and reduce your energy use and electricity bill with these quick tips.

1. Install wooden shutters inside your home

Did you know that installing shutters could reduce your energy bill? Custom window shutters, available at Golden West Shutters in Orange County, not only improve the look of your home, but can also save you money on your electricity bill. With a perfect fit, custom shutters provide allow you to control the amount of natural light that enters through the windows. Shut off the lights, and use custom wood shutters for the perfect amount of natural lighting when you need it and help conserve energy. With wooden shutters, you can open the shutters as much as you like or leave them completely closed to keep the room cool.

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2. Close your shutters and drapes during the hottest hours of the day

Decrease your dependence for the air conditioning system by fully closing shutters, blinds, shades, and drapes when the sun is directly overhead. You can reduce the amount of sunlight and heat that gets into your home, which can drastically lower interior temperatures and the need for air conditioning. You’ll be using less electricity, which means saving money on your next energy bill, as well.

3. Shut windows completely to prevent a draft of warm air

If you leave a gap in the window for ventilation during the day, you allow warm air into your home which can increase inside temperatures. By lowering the temperature inside of your home, you can reduce the need to turn on your air conditioning. Stay in one part of your home, and cool just this area to reduce wasted energy.

4. Turn off lights and appliances when not in use

The easiest and most effective way to reduce your energy consumption is by turning off lights when you exit a room and unplugging appliances that aren’t in use. Use a surge protector for appliances that aren’t frequently used, like DVD players and sound systems, which continue to draw power even when it’s not in use. With a surge protector,you can quickly and easily disconnect power to these devices by simply turning off the surge protector. Unplugging unused appliances and devices, and switching off lights will help cut down the amount of wasted energy and lower your electricity bill each month.

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Living in Orange County, we have all experienced power outages and extreme heat waves. If we all do our part in reducing our energy consumption and waste, we could save money each month. Improve the look of your home and invest in custom wood shutters from Golden West Shutters. Keep your home cooler in the summer with adjustable slats that can be opened to allow in just the right amount of light. You’ll be one step closer towards seeing greater savings on your energy bills. Contact us for current promotions and visit our showroom in Lake Forest, CA today!