Posted on: March 20, 2019
Today marks the beginning of spring and a new opportunity to make your home more energy-efficient. Here are just a few simple tips to improve the comfort of your home as warmer temperatures arrive, while also saving money on utility bills.
Use the breeze at night to cool your home without switching on air conditioners.
Block the Sun
Shade your home from direct sunlight – use shades, drapes and awnings to block the sun from heating your home.
Move the cooking outside on warm spring days to keep the heat out of your home.
Clean Out the Refrigerator
By removing unneeded and expired food, air will circulate more efficiently inside the fridge. Clear dust from the coils behind your fridge to reduce energy consumption.
Adjust the Ceiling Fan
Move the small switch on the side of your ceiling fan to make the blades rotate counterclockwise and create a cool breeze. If you feel airflow when standing directly under the fan, it’s working.
Turn Down the Water Heater
Switch your water heater temperature to the warm setting (120°F).
Give AC a Tuneup
Check and replace your air filters regularly and schedule annual maintenance with a qualified technician.
Seal Air Leaks
Use low-cost caulk or weather stripping to keep warm air from seeping in.