If you are searching for ways to keep your energy bills low throughout the spring, there a variety of things you can do. In fact, here are four tips to keep in mind when it gets warm enough to keep your windows open, and the ducks are flying overhead!
Schedule a spring checkup for your air conditioning system.
If you don’t recall the last time you had an air conditioning technician come out to your home and conduct a maintenance check on your system, it’s time to get in touch with one straightaway. Ensuring that all of your cooling system’s components are in working order will not only prevent it from breaking down, but the technician will also be able to tell you if it is burdening your energy bills.
Check your furnace’s filter.
A dirty filter will force your furnace to work harder and thus use more energy. Therefore, if you desire to make sure you don’t see a spike in your energy bills, you should definitely check on and change your furnace’s filter if necessary.
Check out the latest high-efficiency furnaces available on the market.
Having an old furnace, or other home appliances that are more than two decades old, will likely have a negative impact on your energy bills. And, if you cannot even recall the age of some of them, it’s time to consider appliances that are more energy-efficient. If you need some help finding them, you can reach out to a local air conditioning and heating company.
Consider a programmable thermostat.
One of the best things about having a programmable thermostat is that it allows you to set different temperatures throughout the day. For example, while you are working, you can set it to a lower temperature, and there is no doubt that you will save energy in doing so! After all, if your AC unit is running full blast while no one’s home, that can be a big energy waster!
Other ways you can save energy not only in the spring, but at all times of the year, are by unblocking vents, improving insulation, as well as sealing open areas around windows and doors. To find out more about how you can make your home more energy-efficient, please visit the “Ways To Save Money” page of our site, or check out more of our most recent blogs posts!