Spring marks a perfect time of year to make your home more energy-efficient. You can save energy and money this year with these five quick tips:
SEAL CRACKS AND GAPS AROUND YOUR HOME
Check windows and exterior doors for drafts. Consider adding weather stripping around leaky doors and caulking window frames.
CHANGE FILTERS REGULARLY. CHANGE FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONER FILTERS MONTHLY
Dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce the overall efficiency of your heating and cooling system by making it work harder on hot summer days.
CLEAN THE REFRIGERATOR INSIDE AND OUT
Now is a good time to check the temperature settings on your refrigerator after you’ve given it a good wipe-down. Ideally, a refrigerator’s temperature should be between 37 and 40 degrees for maximum operating efficiency.
By pulling down the shades on your windows this spring and summer, you could save about $35 a year. By blocking the sun, your house will stay cooler and more comfortable.
ENJOY SPRING BREEZES
Use a clothesline during warmer months and let sunlight and breezes dry clothes naturally. This will reduce your electric bill by not running a dryer and add a natural clean scent to your laundry.