Energy-Saving Tips For The Spring Season

spring energy saving tips for homesSpring is always a welcome sight to behold for anybody. The plants spring back to life, flowers bloom, and everything else comes back with colors so vivid to the eyes. People shred thick clothing in exchange for more suitable outfits to fit the new season. These are the positive changes that come about after the cold winter months.

Nevertheless, the springtime gives way to a hot summer season; a time when people have to rely again on the air conditioner to keep their homes conveniently cooler. It is essential to feel comfortable indoors, but no one is happy with the increased energy bill that comes along with it.

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Spring and Summer Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

Below are helpful tips you can use to save energy for environmental and financial benefits:

1. Seal Any Cracks To Avoid Air Leaks

Any crack around the perimeter of your home can cause warm air from the outside to enter inside the house. Consequently, this issue requires the AC to work even harder to keep the interior at a comfortably cooler temperature. This situation means more energy consumption and consequently, higher utility bills. Seal any leaks with caulk to prevent this. You may usually find leaks around plumbing vents, wiring holes, windows, doors, and recessed lights.


2. Maintain AC Efficiency With Regular Tune-Ups

As the air conditioner gets clogged with dirt, dust and other debris, the HVAC performance suffers. The cooling system may still work, but it will require more energy to maintain the right indoor temperature. However, you can prevent performance issues by getting regular professional maintenance. Before summer kicks in, have the air conditioning unit tuned-up in preparation for the hotter season.

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3. Keep The Thermostat At A High But Comfortable Setting

thermostatAlways check the thermostat’s temperature setting. Many people wrongly overestimate their cooling needs and aggressively turn on the thermostat. Keep in mind that making the system work harder than necessary can increase energy bills. Experts usually suggest that a temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit is just the right amount of cool to provide you with sufficient indoor comfort without spiking energy bills. Also, you can even go for slightly higher temperatures to save money.

4. Go Natural When Possible

During springtime, the temperature is usually relatively cool, and you may not even have to turn on the AC. In some areas, it may get hot during the midday and it is okay to turn the AC on until it gets relatively cooler once again. During the night, you can depend on natural ventilation by opening windows. Make sure to close the windows when you need to turn the AC on again.

5. Clean The Refrigerator For Energy Efficient Operation

The fridge, aside from the AC, is another energy-hungry home appliance. To minimize power consumption, optimize the use of this unit as well. Perform a thorough clean-up. Clean the dust and dirt around the coils, remove any unnecessary contents inside, clean the door seals, and regularly defrost the unit to get rid of frozen walls. These tips can help provide better ventilation, allow the doors to close tightly, optimize unit performance, and lessen energy consumption.

6. Consider Energy-Efficient Appliance Replacements

cooling system replacement in a residential homeConsider replacing any old appliance in your home for eco-friendly and energy-saving replacements. Old appliances that continuously need repairs may have to retire and get replaced with newer ones. Furthermore, they consume more energy while operating, spiking up your energy costs.

Newer models of refrigerators, ACs, etc. are designed to be more efficient and reliable. They consume less energy and they perform much better than their predecessors. The initial cost may be high, but overall expenditure over time is lower.

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7. Cook Outdoors Or With A Microwave

Cooking requires the need to heat up ingredients. The heat generated by cooking does not stay inside the kitchen. The air will circulate around your home and affect its indoor temperature. If possible, consider alternative methods of cooking like using the microwave or grilling outdoors to lessen the heat circulated inside the home.


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You can expect quality service beyond your expectations. We specialize in top-of-the-line HVAC tune-ups, repairs, installations, and other services.

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