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6 Home Energy-Saving Tips for the Spring

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 04.16.19

Spring has arrived in Westchester! Get ready for the warm summer weather with these energy saving tips and ease the strain on your utility bills from the recent winter weather.

  • Young loving couple lying at the park  with heads togetherService your air conditioner: Routinely replacing/cleaning air filters can lower your A/C system’s energy consumption by up to 15 percent. Have a HVAC technician check your cooling system annually to ensure optimal performance.
  • Open your windows: Opening windows can create a cross-wise, breeze, which allows you to naturally cool your home. This is ideal for spring, when temperatures are mild.
  • Install window treatments: Energy efficient window treatments or coverings such as blinds, shades and films can reduce heat gain when temperatures rise, reducing energy costs.
  • Use programmable thermostat: You can save up to 10% on energy costs by setting your thermostat to a higher setting when you are not at home.
  • Do laundry and dishes in the evening: Household appliances like laundry machines and dishwashers can create heat and lead to higher energy costs to cool the home. Do chores that cause heat gain at night.
  • Use ceiling fans: Running a ceiling fan counterclockwise creates a breeze that makes your home feel cool, allowing you to lower your thermostat settings and your cooling costs.

While some of these tasks can be done by homeowners, others require a technician. Contact A. Borrelli for your annual HVAC checkup and make sure your cooling system is running efficiently.

Topics: HVAC, Energy Savings

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