5 Effective Ways New Homeowners Can Save On Yearly Electricity Bills In The Summer

Energy bills take a big chunk out of the annual budget of most homeowners. The average household in the US spends about $1320 in electric bills annually. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), electric bills account for about 9 percent of household expenses.  Fortunately, there are a number of steps that you can take to keep the costs as low as possible.

Here are five effective ways that homeowners can save on the yearly electric bills.

1. Set the Thermostat to 75 Degrees

Setting the thermostat to 65 or 70 degrees during the summers can provide the best cooling. But in most cases, it unnecessarily jacks up the bills. You can also remain perfectly cozy and relaxed during the hot days by setting the thermostat to 75 or 78 degrees. Every degree that you increase will result in great cost savings in terms and reduced electric bills.

2. Make Use of Fans

An efficient way to keep the rooms cool is by using ceiling or table fan. Using a fan will decrease the need for setting a low temperature. It will also help avoid dry skin problems that develop because of the air conditioning sucking moisture from the air. Other than the fact that it will help in reducing the electric bills make it a must-have inside the house.

3. Use Blinds, Shades, and Solar Screen

Avoid letting the heat inside the house using blinds and shades. These help keep warm air from getting inside the house and the cool air from leaking outside the house. Also, consider installing solar screen as it can help block about 90 percent of the UV rays apart from keeping the house cool and comfortable.

4. Prevent Air Leaks

Sealing the house could help prevent air leaks. Most of the time air leaks around the doors and windows. According to the US DOE, households can save as much as 30 percent in energy bills through proper air sealing and insulation. You can either seal the house yourself or hire a professional to perform the task for you. The investment and effort in sealing and insulation of the house can result in nice savings in the bills.

5. Plant Trees and Shrubs

Planting trees and shrubs around the house will shade the house from the scorching sun rays. This will decrease the need for increased cooling inside the house. A shaded unit can help shave off about 10 percent in electric bills, making the investment in the trees worth it.

The above tips can help cut the yearly electric bills in half. An energy efficient home is more likely to sell at top dollars. You can increase the odds of getting the maximum possible price for the home by getting in touch with an experienced realtor.   

America’s Network Realty Group has been serving the area of Sandy Springs, GA since 1992. The company is composed of highly experienced real estate experts who can assist you in every stage of the home buying and selling process.

Whether you want to buy or sell a home in Sandy Springs, GA, you can get in touch with the property experts by dialing 770-309-6417. Also, you can browse through Sandy Springs Multiple Listing service to find a home that fulfills your needs.

Homes for Sale in Atlanta

Price
Beds
Baths
For Sale / All Types
$294,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7107 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,802
SQFT
673 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
7064 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$348,100
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
646 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6997 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
6954 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$304,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
6937 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$284,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6904 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$6,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
26,000
SQFT
4965 Butner Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$310,235
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
7147 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$287,571
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,523
SQFT
3220 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$273,053
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3225 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$292,182
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3217 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$274,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3204 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$284,173
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
7139 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$290,419
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
7135 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$307,071
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3208 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$282,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$270,789
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,122
SQFT
7143 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$245,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,404
SQFT
3492 Dacite Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Flat Shoals Manor Subdivision
Short Sale
$129,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,366
SQFT
6425 Tahoe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Ponderosa Subdivision
$165,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6857 Estepona Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$167,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2205 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$235,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$241,470
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5066 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$241,557
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5077 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$233,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5069 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$340,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,850
SQFT
4296 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,759
SQFT
4288 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
Short Sale
$260,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,886
SQFT
3294 Sequoia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30349
REGENCY OAKS Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5618 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5622 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5667 Eternal Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
UNION CROSSING Subdivision
$327,701
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,760
SQFT
513 Wolf Pack Lane
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,331
SQFT
2856 Bluestone Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Summit At Stonewall Tell Subdivision
$362,001
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,433
SQFT
3394 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,245
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3378 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$322,869
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3370 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$360,910
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3373 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$358,981
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,433
SQFT
3346 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$329,650
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3330 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,745
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3314 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$314,955
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
3313 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$357,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2309 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2301 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
$169,375
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5629 Grande Rivers Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
River Station Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$520,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,896
SQFT
Cherry Orchard Place #H
996 Pitts Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,946
SQFT
1625 Tigris Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Rivers Station Subdivision
Short Sale
$95,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
967
SQFT
5296 Brittany Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Yorketown Place Subdivision
$370,190
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,941
SQFT
3699 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$428,590
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,776
SQFT
3692 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$321,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3636 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,200
SQFT
1745 Tamworth Court
Atlanta, GA 30338
Dunwoody Club Forest Subdivision