How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient this Spring
Spring is the time of the year people look forward to the most. The harsh cold of the winter has passed and the scorching heat of the summer is soon to arise. While the temperature is mild, there is a common problem that arises.
Confusion Over Energy Conservation
Since the temperature in the spring months is a little confusing, the ability to be more energy efficient becomes tougher. Not having the right approach to energy efficiency creates a lot of troubles.
Namely, your bills end up being far higher than what is necessary. Following three simple tips could help you reduce these costs.
Three Simple Energy Efficiency Tips for Spring
Spring time energy efficiency is not all that hard to achieve as long as a few basic steps are followed. Here are three very good ones:
- Do not remove insulation from your air conditioner.
During the colder months, you probably wrap up the exterior portion of your air conditioner. This way, hot air does not escape the house and the outside cold air does not come in.
The second the temperature goes up, you may want to remove the coverings. Do not do that until the weather is consistently warm. Early in spring, the temperature could dip and all that unwanted cold air is going to run in. You have to crank up the heat to make the home comfortable and this means higher energy bills.
- Install a programmable thermostat.
With a programmable thermostat, you could program your home several days in advance. Remote systems allow you to change a temperature even when not home. A device such as this is perfect for the fickle weather of winter.
Sure, putting in a programmable thermostat is going to come with costs. Weaving the thermostat into a home automation system might also run a few dollars.
That said, you are going to end up saving quite a bit of money over the long term as you are better able to regulate the temperature in the home.
- Clean off your ceiling fans.
Make sure your ceiling fans are properly dusted and lubricated. This way, they run properly and the blades do not have to struggle (and use more electricity) to operate in the desired manner.
Keep an Eye on Your Bills
Do your best to reel things in during the month of April. Review your bills in early May and, if things are working out to your desired specs, make the necessary changes.
Interested in going green? Call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100 to make your Tacoma home more energy efficient today.