As we approach the first few weeks of March, the weather is getting warmer in Maryland. With the first few signs of spring underway, what better way to enjoy the start of spring than by saving energy in your home? Whether you’re opening the windows or servicing your air conditioner, there are so many ways to make the most of nice weather without breaking the bank. If you’re looking to save and keep your home a little greener this season, consider these seven easy tips provided by the U.S Department of Energy to cut energy costs and enjoy the sunny days of spring.
Set the Thermostat to Your Schedule
When you are out during the day, consider setting your thermostat to a higher temperature. By using air conditioning only when you are home to enjoy it, you can potentially lower your energy costs by nearly 10%.
Stay Cool with Ceiling Fans
If you want to save your air conditioning for the hottest days of the season, a ceiling fan can be a great alternative for staying cool on a warmer day. With endless style options available, they can also be great accessories for any room.
Not only is grilling a fun way to cook on a sunny day, but it can also save you energy by leaving your oven or electric stove off for the day. Enjoy the weather by making a meal with friends outside!
Let the Sunlight In
Switch off the light switches in your home and enjoy natural light during the day. This is a simple yet highly effective step for saving energy in your home throughout the year.
Eliminate Air Leaks
Don’t let your air conditioning costs go to waste! Caulk any potential air leaks in your home to keep the cool air indoors and the warm air outside.
Open Your Windows
On a mild spring day, let cool air flow throughout your home by opening the windows. This can help to keep your home temperate and enjoyable during the warmer days of spring.
Service Your Air Conditioner
One of the best ways to save energy in your home is to service your air conditioner to ensure that it is running well for the warmer days of spring and the heat of the summer. Let the professionals help you maintain your system with filter checks and coil cleanings to keep your home cool and comfortable.
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