Warm months are coming to New Jersey, and that means more energy is being used to keep your home cool. Just because the temperatures are rising, doesn’t necessarily mean your energy bills have to rise with it. Follow these five tips to save energy and money this spring.
To help cool down your house without cranking up the AC, you can open your windows. This will create a cross breeze in your home, allowing you to naturally cool your house. This tip works best on mild days when it’s not too humid out. It’s a perfect idea for a warm April day in New Jersey!
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are another great way to circulate air and cool down your house without turning down your thermostat. Using ceiling fans has been shown to cool your house down by four degrees, which can really take the pressure off your AC unit and your wallet. If your house doesn’t have ceiling fans, try using floor or box fans in your windows for the same cooling effect.
Bring in Sunlight
Springtime means longer days with more sunlight. Utilizing this natural resource by pulling back your curtains and opening your blinds, can have a major effect on your energy bills. Most people don’t realize how even small things such as lightbulbs and lamps can add up when it comes to lighting your house. Skylights, windows, and screen doors are all a great way to let the natural light into your home so you can save energy this spring.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature of your home to automatically increase or decrease at certain times of the day. This is especially helpful if you’re someone who forgets to turn down your thermostat when you go to sleep or leave the house. Programmable thermostats have been shown to reduce your energy costs by up to ten percent.
Service Your Air Conditioner
Your Air Conditioner is one of the biggest energy users during the warm summer months. Making sure it is running as efficiently as possible is the best way you can save energy and money this spring. We recommend routinely replacing or cleaning your air filters, which alone can reduce your energy consumption by up to fifteen percent. We also recommend scheduling regular maintenance checkups, especially at the beginning of the warm season, to ensure that everything is working as it should.
Save energy and save money this spring! Call us at (732) 759-0934 to schedule a service today.