As the heat of the Georgia summer descends, Georgia Power is reminding customers that focusing on energy efficiency can help keep their homes cool and reduce the impact of the hot weather on power bills.
As part of continued efforts to help customers save energy and money, the company has made it easy to find energy efficiency solutions and advice at www.GeorgiaPower.com and is sharing tips and advice throughout the summer on Twitter using the hashtag #SaveEnergy.
Some of the summer-specific tips available from Georgia Power include:
Maximize your flow. Change or clean air conditioner filters regularly to maximize efficiency and keep air vents clear of any obstructions, like furniture or drapes.
Cool air belongs inside. Sealing doors and windows to stop air leaks can lower bills by up to 10 percent. Adding additional attic insulation can also improve efficiency and reduce bills.
Keep a lid on it. Covering pots and pans when cooking not only helps cook food more efficiently, but reduces "heat buildup" in your home.
Film your windows. Installing solar or "reflective film" on windows can block a large portion of incoming sunlight, reducing heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.