3 Tips for Saving Energy This Spring and Summer
When the weather finally turns warmer it's a great time to save money on your energy bill. However, this can be hard when soaring temperatures make you want to turn up your air conditioner. So here are three tips that you can use to save money during the warmer months.
1. Cover Your Windows
One thing that you want to be careful about is your windows. They can let the sun and the heat into your house. So here are some ways that you can combat this:
Tint your windows to reduce the heat
Use blinds and shades to block out the sun
Update old windows to more efficient ones.
2. Update Your Thermostat to a Programmable One
If you haven't gotten a new thermostat yet, now is a good time to do it. Below are three reasons why buying a new thermostat will help you save money.
It can be programmed to turn AC on before you go home
You don't have to worry about turning it off.
A lot can be programmed with your phone
3. Have Your HVAC System Checked
When the weather turns hot, you want to flip on your air conditioner to stay cool. But before the hot weather comes, have your HVAC system checked, especially your air conditioner. This will ensure:
The filter is clean (this will help the system run more efficiently)
Your air conditioners in good working order
Small problems are caught before they become big ones
These are just three things that you can do to help you save money this spring and summer. Not only will you find that you are saving money, but you'll also find that your home is a lot more comfortable and that you and your family are weathering the warmer weather a lot better.