As the weather switches and you turning to air conditioners, it is important that you have ideas about how you can lower your energy consumption this year. So, before the first energy bill of the season arrives, be sure to follow these ten (10) energy saving tips for spring:
Open Your Windows
By opening your window, you can create a cross-wise breeze that allows the outside air to enter and cool your home naturally without turning on your A/C. Do this when the temperature outside is mild.
Use Your Ceiling Fans
Your thermostat will be raised by up to four degrees by cooling your home using ceiling fans. This tactic will help reduce your energy consumption without compromising your family’s comfort.
The heat generated by cooking has a significant effect on the overall temperature of your home. Keep the heat out of your living space by cooking outside using outdoor grills instead of kitchen ovens.
Seal Cracks and Holes
A heavy winter could have damaged the seals around your windows and doors. Make sure to check for cracks and holes and seal them using weather-stripping or caulk sealant.
Switch on Your Bathroom Fans
To help reduce the heat inside your home and improve overall comfort, turn on your bathroom fans. They suck the heat and humidity from the inside and throw them out.
The air that escapes through your ductwork can result in higher energy consumption and increased energy bill. It accounts for almost 30% of the energy consumed. So seal and insulate your duct to save energy and money.
Calibrate Your Thermostat
Setting your programmable thermostat higher when you are not around could help lower your utility costs by nearly 10%. Take advantage of your thermostat’s programming feature to set it at its most efficient temperature level based on your daily routine.
Reduce the Use of Artificial Lights
During the day when the sun is high, turn off artificial lights and bring in some natural sunbeams by opening your windows and doors to brighten your home.
Use Window Treatments
Shades, blinds, and films are some of the window treatments that could slash heat gain if the temperature is high. Not only do they improve your home’s appeal, but they also reduce your energy costs.
Schedule a Service for Your Cooling System
Regular maintenance should be scheduled before or on the first few days of the spring. Any potential issue that might affect the overall performance of your A/C is addressed and fixed before it costs big time.
Are you looking for more energy-savings tips for spring? Contact our team at Texas Made Air Conditioning & Heating today.