Home electricity costs typically spike in the summer and winter months, thanks to increased use of home cooling and heating systems. The months in between can offer some relief in energy costs, but can also be used to make adjustments for the future.
As spring arrives, you may wonder how to best use the sunshine to avoid using electricity. Or you may be curious about spring cleaning energy-saving tips you can implement in your own home.
And as the nicer temperatures energize you to tackle some in-depth spring cleaning, use that time to optimize your home for energy efficiency.
During the weeks you don’t need your heater or your air conditioner, make sure you clean your HVAC system’s filter, as well as air vents around your home. Also consider having your air conditioner serviced by a professional to ensure that it’s ready for the hot summer months ahead.
If you’ve been contemplating replacing any of your appliances—from your water heater to your washer and dryer to your refrigerator—take a good look at the ENERGY STAR® facts labels on potential replacements. ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances can offer significant savings over time.
By implementing some of these tips for saving energy in spring, as well as year-round energy-saving tips, you can make your home more energy efficient and help reduce your electricity bill.