I’m a savings expert – three tips to save money on your electric bill

TEXAS and other parts of the country continue to experience heat waves with temperatures reaching triple digits.

However, just because the temperatures stay high doesn’t mean your electricity bills have to.


Adam Sanders works for Watchdog Realtor in Texas1 credit: watchdogrealtor

Housing expert and real estate agent Adam Sanders has been in the business for years serving Houston, TX and surrounding areas.

Adam, who goes by watchdogrealtor on TikTok, shares tons of information about the home buying process, understands the Texas housing market, and even some DIY tips.

In a recent video, Adam shared three tips for lowering your electric bill with his followers.

Here are its three simple steps.

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I'm a home expert - four ways to lower your electric bill

1. Change your HVAC filters

Dirty filters can decrease the efficiency of your system, causing it to work harder, but not producing enough air.

Adam says that by changing the filters every month, you can significantly reduce your electric bill – by almost 10%.

Also, if your HVAC filter hasn’t been replaced in a while, the housing expert says your fan motor could fail.

If that happens, you’ll end up spending even more.

2. Use seaweed tablets

Doing your own HVAC maintenance can save you tons of money on service costs, early system replacements, and lots of headaches.

For those who have units in their attic, it is best to use algae tablets in your unit’s drain pan to prevent any algae growth.

He also suggests using a vinegar and water solution regularly to keep the drain lines clean.

3. The right HVAC unit

If it’s time to buy a new unit, buying the right one can save you money even while you’re spending.

The first thing Adam suggests looking for is size.

Buyers should ensure they are purchasing the correct size for their home or apartment.

Another thing to consider when buying is the LED rating of the unit.

These will rate the cooling capacity of the unit against the power draw, ultimately revealing the efficiency of an air conditioner.

He said that in Texas, consider getting a unit with a seer rating of at least 14.

Other tips to reduce costs on your bill

Energy use, especially during peak hours, puts a strain on the power grid and ultimately drives up electricity bills.

However, there are ways to avoid higher costs while staying cool.

Simple tricks like closing blinds can reduce heat by up to 33%, according to the Department of Energy.

Good insulation can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

According to the EPA, air leaking through exterior walls, windows, doors, and other openings in your home tends to waste tons of energy, which increases your electricity costs.

Those who insulate can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs.

This amounts to an average of 11% of total energy costs, according to the EPA.

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