As the temperatures rise, you don’t want your home’s energy costs to go up as well. With the start of a new season comes new opportunities for you as a homeowner to save energy and money.
Here are few simple energy saving tips for you to improve the comfort and energy-efficiency of your home this spring.
Switch On Bathroom Fans and Ceiling Fans
Cutting on your bathroom fans help pull out the moisture and humidity in your home, helping maintain your indoor air quality.
Utilizing your ceiling fans allows you to adjust your thermostat to a couple degrees higher without losing comfort.
Open your windows in the evening to fill the space with cooler air, and then close them in the morning before the day warms up to capture the cool. You can also install insulated, thermal-back window coverings to keep heat from coming in through your windows to save even more energy.
When you cook with your stovetop or oven, you end up heating up your kitchen and nearby rooms by several degrees. Save your AC from having to work overtime by cooking with a microwave/toaster oven or grilling outdoors whenever possible.
Caulk Air Leaks
As the warm weather sets in, cool air can escape through the cracks and openings in your home as hot air leaks in. Using budget-friendly caulk to seal cracks and openings in your home keeps not only the warm air out but keeps money in your pocket.
Install Window Treatments
Energy-efficient window treatments include blinds, shades, or curtains can help cut out the heat coming in through your windows. Not only do these cut energy costs but they improve the overall look of your room.
You might also consider installing insulated, thermal-back window coverings to keep heat from coming in through your windows.
Adjust Your Thermostat
For every degree you set your thermostat above 78 degrees during warmer weather, you could save an estimated 6 to 8 percent off your energy bill.
When you are not at home, it’s an energy-smart move to raise your thermostat by a few degrees.
Bring In The Sunshine
During daylight hours, turn off your indoor lights and use windows and skylights to naturally brighten your home.
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
Rather than wait until things get really hot in July or even August, it’s essential to schedule your tune-up as soon as you can. While temperatures remain mostly mild, have one of our technicians make a visit. We’ll check over all the basic components of your system, ensuring that your HVAC is running at peak efficiency when it counts.
When you decide to schedule your tune-up, it’s time to give Donnelly’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling a call. Our service technicians prioritize customer service and quality workmanship, with building long-term relationships being our number-one goal.
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