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
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,057
SQFT
3434 Concord Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
Walden Park Subdivision
$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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
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
$287,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$329,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
663 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
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
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$8,900,000
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
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
Short Sale
$195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
432 Hammock Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
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
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$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
$310,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,033
SQFT
510 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$307,071
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3208 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
Open House 02/16 at 1PM
$282,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$327,527
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,077
SQFT
455 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,972
SQFT
400 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS 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
New Listing - a week online
$201,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6558 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$194,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6526 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6562 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6517 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6577 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6509 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$210,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6501 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$210,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6506 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$204,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6522 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$256,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6538 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$259,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6574 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$220,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6542 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$218,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6513 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6518 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6546 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6510 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6498 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6453 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$258,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6566 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6505 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$244,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6570 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights 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
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6690 Mancha 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
$169,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
6735 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$233,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$241,470
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5066 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$232,965
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5064 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$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
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5062 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$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