March 20th, 2021
A new season brings a new opportunity to make your home more energy-efficient. Here are a few simple tips to improve the comfort of your home as warmer temperatures arrive this spring, while also saving money on utility bills.
Use the breeze at night to cool your home without switching on air conditioners.
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.
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.
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.
Switch your water heater temperature to the warm setting (120°F).
Check and replace your air filters regularly and schedule annual maintenance with a qualified technician.
Use low-cost caulk or weather stripping to keep warm air from seeping in.
For more tips on how to conserve water outdoors this season, click here.
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