Find your location


5 Hacks to Save Big on Energy Bills this Summer

5 Hacks to Save Big on Energy Bills this Summer

Posted by
Ed Miller on Tue, Jun 25, 2019



Summer means cookouts, vacations and lots of time outdoors. For your home, however, it means something different. Keeping your home cool can cause a spike in summer month energy bills. There are a number of ways you can increase your energy savings without suffering through the long hot summer.

Keep the Freezer Stocked

Stocking your freezer with cool summer treats isn’t just a good way to help beat the heat after a long day of play, it’s also a good way to keep your freezer running efficiently. Every time you open your freezer door, you’re making your freezer work harder to cool back down. However, when your freezer is fully stocked, that helps your unit run more efficiently because there is less air space for your freezer to cool. This means your freezer doesn’t work as hard.

Unplug and Unwind

We all have small appliances – think toaster, blender, computer, gaming console, TV – and chargers that we leave plugged in constantly just in case. Did you know that unplugging those when you aren’t using them could save you up to $100 annually? Take some time to unplug electronics that you aren’t using and save big on electric bills.

Don’t Forget About Your Biggest Fan(s)

You may not know it, but your ceiling fan has separate modes for winter and summer. There is a switch on your fan that controls the direction it spins, helping it cool in warm months, and spread heat evenly in the cold months. Once you’ve got it spinning the right way, crank it all the way up.

Also, consider purchasing standing or box fans. No matter how fast your fans run, they are a more energy-efficient and cheaper way to cool your home than your central air conditioner. Switch off the AC (or turn it up to higher temperature like 78) and blast your fans at top speed, and don’t forget to turn them off when you leave the room.

Opt for Cold Water

Of course, every load is different, but using cold water to wash your clothes can really amp up your energy savings. Almost 90 percent of the energy a washing machine uses goes towards warming water for washing. Using cold water instead can drastically cut your energy use.

Avoid Baking

Do we all love fresh-baked cookies? Of course! Unfortunately, using your oven is another source of high energy costs. If you can, skip using the oven and opt to get creative with a crock pot or instant pot. They use significantly less energy and won’t heat your home like an oven will. Using your oven could raise the temperature in your kitchen up to 10 degrees, causing your AC to work that much harder to cool your home.

Keeping your air conditioning unit running as efficiently as possible is another good way to keep temps down and savings up. Contact our team at Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning today – we’ll keep your AC running at max efficiency this summer!



Save energy,

Summer Savings,

Florida Summer,

Energy efficiency

where you’ll find snyder

Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric serves families across Florida. You'll find our technicians are just a short phone call away in neighborhoods throughout these counties:


  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Clay
  • Duval
  • Flagler
  • Nassau
  • St. Johns


  • Broward
  • Martin
  • Miami-Dade
  • Palm Beach
  • St. Lucie

Customer Reviews

This was an exceptional experience! We woke up to our A/C on but not cooling (it was 6am and already 81 in the house). The person who set up our appointment was very nice, able to get us seen same-day, and let us know of some options to help save us money.

-Christy Cormier

The service from Sam and Chris was excellent! They were very knowledgeable and professional. They were able to answer all of my questions and completed all of my electrical issues. I will definitely use them again for future jobs. Thank you!

-Adrienne Beal

From the get go I could tell that the Snyder employees were truly professionals and didn’t push to make sales like other companies I’ve talked to my whole life. They took the time to explain so that I could make a decision. The installers and later the duct cleaners were very respectful during their work here. Thank you.

-Mike Daniels

Snyder Heating and AC is dependable, always on time and techs have always been courteous and knowledgeable. Emanuel was a great addition to the company. He was friendly and knew what he was doing. Thank you for great service.

-Linda Ackley

Snyder came in and did a total overhaul of our duct system. They had a great knowledge of what to do to make our home so comfortable! The technicians were all so professional and took great care of us! We’re so thankful for their expertise. Great and easy communication with the call center. We will definitely use them again!

-Crystal Hill

Snyder provided an amazing experience from start to finish. Most of us dread getting estimates with pressuring salespeople. Erik was a great guy, explained all my options and didn’t try to pressure me to act quickly! Justin followed up with my husband and I to offer further assistance in our decision. Again, no pressure, just helped with our follow up questions.

-Michele Bauer

Very prompt, professional, courteous, and cleaned up after repair. Had water line break in my front yard and no pressure. Very pleased and would highly recommend Snyder for all your plumbing, and AC needs. Thank you for making a rough morning get better with ease and professionalism.

-Chuck Jr.

Snyder was easy to get in contact with and had availability the next day. Clint came out and needed some parts so had to reschedule us for the next day for installation. He did a great job converting our old 3 knob shower to one. Looks great! Professional and courteous. 100% recommend this company, especially Clint.

-Nicole Hansen

Very thorough and professional Job

-John Ridenour

Excellent work. Hard worker. Highly recommend.

-Andre A

Professionalism You Can Count On
Schedule Your Air Conditioning Repair Today!

With our highly-skilled technicians & upfront pricing, you can trust the local Jacksonville, FL experts at Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for 100% satisfaction, guaranteed on all Air Conditioning Repairs.