Your Spring Energy-Saving Checklist
After this past winter, it’s safe to say that Pennsylvania homeowners are looking forward to sunny days and warmer weather. Is your home ready for rising temperatures? Use these easy energy-saving tips to keep your cooling costs low and your comfort in check. By the time the first heat wave hits, you’ll be happy that you did!
6 Easy Ways to Use Less Energy
- Switch to a Programmable Thermostat
Swap your manual thermostat for a programmable model that can adjust your home’s indoor temperature based on your family’s schedule. Pre-programmed settings will lower the temperature when you are away from the house or asleep to conserve energy.
- Schedule Your A/C Tune-Up
One annual visit from your local HVAC specialist can reduce your energy bills by up to 10%! Not to mention, your tune-up will help increase operating efficiency, reduce the risk of a midseason breakdown, and even improve your home’s indoor air quality.
- Seal Drafts
Check windows and doors for any air leaks. These drafty spots can let outdoor air in, causing your heating or cooling system to overwork.
- Buy Window Treatments
If you don’t already have curtains or blinds, now is the time to get some! Keep window treatments closed during the day to prevent the sun’s rays from naturally warming the inside of your house.
- Use Ceiling Fans
Did you know that using a ceiling fan in conjunction with your air conditioning system can lower the indoor temperature by 4 degrees without affecting the room’s comfort? This will take a load off your A/C and keep your family cool. Don’t forget to turn off the fan when you leave the room!
- Consider an Upgrade
All the tricks in the book can’t change the efficiency level of an air conditioning system. If you are still using energy-sucking window units or outdated equipment, spring is the perfect time to invest in high-efficiency. New high-efficiency air conditioning equipment uses less energy to produce a greater cooling output. Not to mention, newer equipment will reduce the need for midseason service calls.
Want more energy-saving tips for spring? Contact Stover Energy today!