If you’re like most, your energy costs surge in the summer. That’s because we’re trying to keep things comfortable and cool. Here are tips to help you save.
Not much beats the feeling of coming in from a long day of yard work and being hit by a blast of cold air in your home. But how can you keep your home cool and not break the bank? We have some energy and cost-saving tips for you to try this summer!
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Five Ways to Save On Summer Energy Costs
1 | Use your BBQ more often
Every time you turn on your stove or oven, you’re heating your home. So, to keep it as cool as possible use your BBQ. With a little research, you will be amazed to see the different things you can cook on there from pizza to cookies.
2 | Clean your air exchange
Not every home has one, but if yours does be sure to clean the main filter once a year and the other filters every 3 months. This will help with airflow through the house, ultimately becoming more energy efficient.
3 | Clean your furnace filter
Keeping a clean furnace filter will allow for air to flow more freely through your home and keep it cool throughout the summer heat.
4 | Close your blinds
If you want to save costs on energy this summer, it’s a good idea to keep your blinds closed during the day. This will help prevent the sunlight from heating your home (which increases your need for the air conditioner), plus, it helps keep humidity levels down.
5 | Establish ideal airflow
Often, we don’t realize we’ve blocked air vents with furniture or rugs, it’s important to check your vents to ensure they aren’t obstructed or closed. We don’t want anything restricting airflow!