Spring is finally here, and with it comes many wonderful things like warm weather, seasonal activities, and longer days. While Spring can be a lot of fun, responsible homeowners may be thinking about the transition from heating and cooling costs, and how to save energy with the warm weather. Don’t stress, because there are several simple and effective ways that you can save energy costs this spring.
Keep Curtains Shut During The Day
Avoid augmenting your energy consumption during the warmest spring days by keeping your curtains closed. Keeping your curtains, blinds, and drapes closed during a sunny day helps to keep the sunlight out of your home and prevents it from heating up your space causing your air conditioner to work harder to keep you comfortable.
Turn Off The AC And Open The Windows At Night
A great way to save money on energy costs in the spring is to take advantage of the more mild evenings. When the weather is comfortable enough for you, you can turn off the air conditioning and open the windows of your home at night. Not only will this bring in fresh, comfortable air, but it will also help to reduce your energy bills.
Use The Fans In Your Home
Sometimes the fans in your home can become overlooked because of central air conditioning, however, each fan in your home serves a unique purpose that can help you reduce the costs of your monthly energy bill. Use ceiling fans, kitchen fans, and even bathroom fans to keep the air circulating in your home. This will help you feel more cool and comfortable without turning up the AC.
Change Your Furnace Filter
When you want to save energy costs in the spring and all year long, the best advice to adhere to is regularly changing your furnace filter. Your air conditioner works alongside your furnace, and if the furnace filter is clogged it has to work harder to keep your home cool. Make sure to change your furnace filter at least once every 90 days.
Schedule Annual Preventative Maintenance
Once every year it’s important to schedule annual preventative maintenance for your HVAC systems. By doing so, you’re ensuring that your system is running as smoothly and as efficiently as possible and significantly reducing your energy bill. Scheduling annual preventative maintenance keeps your system healthy and productive and keeps your energy consumption, costs, and carbon footprint low.
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