I’m a household expert – the less than $20 AC product that will lower your electric bill

SUMMER is here and as the temperature rises so does the cost of electricity, but a product can help reduce your electricity bill without sacrificing comfort.

Trying to cool your home during the sweltering summer heat can cost a pretty penny.

Using magnets to close vents in rooms you don't use cools the rooms you use better


Using magnets to close vents in rooms you don’t use cools the rooms you use betterPhoto Credit: Tiktok/@maxfisherrealestate

In the summer, the cost of cooling systems can account for more than half of your total electricity bill.

The cost can be even higher depending on how many refrigeration units you have and their size.

Replacing an older device that uses more energy isn’t always an option, but there is a solution to save money that costs less than $20.

The magnet hack

Max Fisher posts tons of money-saving tips on his TikTok, MaxFisherRealEstate.

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He shared the simple way he and his family keep their rooms cool without cranking up the air conditioning.

Max uses register covers, which are long magnets that slide across vents to redirect the cool air into the space he wants to cool.

Before going to bed, put blankets on all vents in rooms that will be empty for the night.

Fisher says he puts them in the living room, dining room, and guest room.

This pushes all the air into a room and cools it faster without having to lower the temperature of the air conditioner.

Are fans a cheaper option?

Leaving fans on for long periods of time can definitely increase your energy bill.

To find out how much your fan will cost you, you need to know its wattage.

Find the total power required to convert that wattage into kilowatt hours, then divide the kilowatt hours by 1,000 to find how much power is being used per hour.

Then multiply that number by the number of hours you’ve used the fan.

Now that you know your kilowatt output, you need to multiply it by the amount you pay for a kW of electricity.

Then, to find the total cost, the equation is:

Cost = Power (kilowatts) × Time (hour) × Cost of 1 kWh (cents)

The average American household pays around 12 cents per KWh.

Running a ceiling fan in a room per night costs nearly $29 per year.

Multiply that by the number of fans you run at night to see if it’s cost-effective for you to keep using them.

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To further lower your electric bills, check if you have any of these energy-guzzling devices in your home.

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