Spring Energy Saving Tips
Use these tips to save money on your energy bill this spring.
With spring just around the corner, it’s about that time of the year where you’ll be spending a lot of time with the HVAC on to help keep you cool. As a result, you can easily rack up a huge electricity bill, however, there are several easy ways to help you cut down on your electricity usage in order to save both money and energy.
Thus, in this article, we’ll be sharing some handy spring energy saving tips.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans.
If you have ceiling fans in your home, then there’s a good chance that you’ve reversed their direction to stay warm in the winter. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to flip the direction of the blades again so that they once again blow air downwards instead of pulling it upwards. This is a simple and efficient way to help you save money on energy throughout the spring season.
Clean Your HVAC System.
Your HVAC system can accumulate dust, so if you haven’t used the cooling function in a while, then you may want to give it a nice clean. This includes cleaning out any necessary ducts and also making sure there’s no dust trapped on any of the fans; by removing these obstructions, it ensures the unit can perform at its maximum capacity.
Replace HVAC Filters.
Filters can also play a huge part when it comes to the effectiveness of your HVAC system. By cleaning or replacing your filters, your HVAC system can run more efficiently, which results in less energy used and a cooler home.
Repair and Maintain Your HVAC System.
Our last point pertaining to HVAC systems is that you should perform routine maintenance inspections and repair issues immediately to guarantee the unit is working correctly. This will often require the services of a contractor that understands how to optimize your HVAC system, however, you can also do it as a DIY project if you have the personal expertise and knowledge.
Avoid Heat-Generating Appliances.
Whether it’s using the oven to heat up your meals or using a blow dryer after washing your hair, try and avoid any appliances that generate heat so that they don’t add to the already increasing temperatures.
Keep the Blinds and Curtains Drawn.
The sun is another source of heat that you should try to avoid, so make sure you draw the curtains in rooms not used. This will prevent the sun from heating up your rooms, and the extra shade will provide a cool place to take refuge.
Make Use of Your Windows.
You should also be opening the windows on a regular basis to feel a breeze. This tip becomes less effective as the months get closer to summer, but it’s still a great way to keep your rooms well-ventilated and cool.
We hope that these tips have given you a couple of ideas on how you can cut down on your energy bill this spring. From everyone at Walkup Electrical Construction, we wish you all the best this season and beyond!