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Myrtle Beach Temperatures Rising – Watch Your Electric Bill

Myrtle Beach temperatures last summer were not too bad, but this year we may not be so lucky. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting Myrtle Beach temperatures to be much steamier. And along with the rising temperatures comes higher electricity bills. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the typical residential electric bill to go up 4.8 percent this summer. Some areas other than Myrtle Beach could see even bigger increases, up to 15 percent. But there are ways to save without sacrificing comfort.

Myrtle Beach Temperatures Rising – How to Keep Your Cool

Keep the rising Myrtle Beach temperatures managable with a box fan or ceiling fan

Some simple things you can do to keep the outside Myrtle Beach temperatures from heating up the inside of your home include keeping the shades drawn during the heat of the day and using the microwave or gas grill to cook instead of the oven. Running a ceiling or box fan is cheap and allows you to raise the thermostat on your air conditioner or do without AC on milder days. And if you have a programmable thermostat, take advantage of it so you’re not cooling the house when you’re not home at the same level you find it necessary to do when you are at home.

To save money, install window air conditioners in shady windows where they don’t have to work as hard. The same goes for the outside part of your central air system. No matter what kind of system you have, change or clean the filters monthly during the cooling season to keep the unit running efficiently.

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If you’re buying a new air conditioner, make sure you get the right size. Call it the Goldilocks Paradox: An AC that’s too small will work overtime to keep you cool and run up your electric bill in the process. But an AC that’s too big will stop cooling before it removes enough humidity from the air creating a cold, clammy room. For central air systems, have a professional help you with sizing, and remember, if you leave a cool home in the morning only to come home to a warm one in the evening, you may need to give us a call. Brown & Reaves Services is on call 24/7 to help you stay cool this summer. Give us a call for any Myrtle Beach area air conditioning problems. Our number is 843-497-9867 or contact us here. Remember to grab our 20% off coupon on your next service call by Liking us on Facebook. Don’t forget to also follow us on Twitter!

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