The Top 6 Energy-Saving Tips for Spring
As spring comes to our part of the world, it offers you a great opportunity to find new ways to save energy at home. These methods could save you significantly and leave you with more money to spend on the things you love!
1) Check Your Filters
If the filters for your HVAC system get dirty, the system has to work a lot harder than necessary to get the air that it needs so it can heat or cool your home. This means that it uses a lot more energy than it should and you pay for every bit of energy you use. Change your filters regularly to save on your energy bills.
2) Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats let you keep your house at a different temperature while you’re gone while still maintaining comfort when you’re home. We can help you install one of these so you don’t pay to heat or cool your house all day long.
3) Maintain Your HVAC System
Getting regular maintenance for your HVAC system helps you find problems with the system before they become major issues. This can keep your system running efficiently because it won’t be working extra hard to keep you comfortable.
4) Use Your Fan
If you have ceiling fans, turn them on to help circulate the air. If you don’t have any, call us for ceiling fan installation. Make sure the blades are spinning counter-clockwise so that the fan pushes cool air down toward you. And turn off the fan when you leave the room because fans are designed to cool people, not lower the temperature of the air itself.
5) Seal Air Leaks
If you have cracks around your windows or under your doors, add caulk or weather stripping to keep that air out. This is helpful in both the summer and the winter because it keeps the right-temperature air in the house.
6) Add Insulation
Most people only think about insulating their homes when winter comes, but extra insulation also helps during the summer. It provides an extra barrier to keep the air you want inside your house and the rest of the air out!
If you need help implementing these energy-saving tips or you’d like to schedule electrical maintenance with one of our experts, call us at Hop2It today. We’ll get someone out to your home fast to make sure you spend as little as possible on energy all year long! Make your appointment today!