10 Tips for Spring Energy Savings
- CLEAR THE AIR: Open windows to allow fresh (free!) air to circulate.
- COOK OUTSIDE: Enjoy a few hours of sunshine by using your grill or smoker to add festive flavors to meals.
- SEARCH AND SEAL: Cracks and spaces let conditioned air outside. Caulk and weather strip to seal leaks.
- NATURAL LIGHT: Open blinds and curtains, and turn off the lights to save energy.
- BE FAN FRIENDLY: Use ceiling fans to circulate airflow.
- ATMOSPHERIC ADJUSTMENT: Remember to adjust your thermostat settings for the milder months ahead.
- TUNE UP: Schedule an appointment with your HVAC technician to identify any potential problems with your system.
- PEAK SAVINGS: Think about supply and demand. Plan household chores that require electricity during off-peak hours (when energy demand is low).
- TAKE CHARGE: Consider disconnecting electrical devices you don’t use regularly until you need them. Plugged-in devices use energy even when not in use.
- MOVE OUTDOORS: Time spent outdoors offers opportunities to turn off lights, televisions, computers and home appliances. You’ll be more active, have more fun and save more money.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy