The coming of the new season means another opportunity for you to evaluate your home. Kick off your eco-friendly home make-over with this helpful and effective spring energy-saving tips from the professionals at Rockwall One Hour!
Be smart with your thermostat
The ideal thermostat setting for the warm weather varies, but experts agree at 78 degrees. However, if you are in for more savings, raising the thermostat above 78 degrees can give you 6 to 8 percent off on your energy consumption. You can do this when you’re ready to leave, and no one is left in your home. Installing a programmable thermostat is also a smart choice, as you can manipulate and program the setting based on your daily routines.
Embrace natural ventilation
Springtime is the best time to create a cross breeze in your home for a natural cooling effect. Open your windows in the evening and close them in the morning before the day warms up. Investing in an insulated, thermal-back window curtains will also help keep heat from entering your home through the windows.
Invest in Energy Star appliances
Energy Star qualified appliances are proven effective in their operation and can help you save on your energy bill, big time. If you care about your comfort, energy consumption, and the environment, these types of appliances are the best pick on your next purchase.
The good spring weather is a good opportunity to do outdoor activities with your family. Simple outdoor cooking and grilling will make a big difference in your energy consumption. Instead of cooking in the kitchen and make your air conditioner work overtime, cook outside with your family and save your home from getting filled with excess heat and vapor.
Insulate your home
Proper insulation works for all seasons. In the warm weather of spring and summer, don’t let the conditioned air escape through the cracks and openings in your home. Seal the air leaks and cut cost on your energy consumption by up to 30%. Additionally, it will boost the durability of your home’s foundation and create a healthier indoor environment.
Give your air conditioner a tune-up
Spring and summer are the seasons of air conditioners. Are you one of the many homeowners in Rockwall, TX who think that their A/C units are in good condition since they’re idle in the long winter months? You are wrong. Issues may still happen even in its rest period, not to mention the dust and dirt accumulation and the wiring issues caused by rodents lurking on the system, etc. Spring is the best time to do a complete A/C tune-up. From inspection to diagnosis to extensive repairs, a maintenance service will guarantee that you have a well-performing unit when the heat wave steps in.
Is your home ready for the next weather challenge? Let the experts tell! Call Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today to schedule an appointment!