Super Simple Tips to Save Energy This Spring!

After a long winter in Cape Cod, everyone is cheering on the springtime and the warmer weather that comes along with it. But before you go out and enjoy the sun, don’t forget that mild spring temperatures will soon turn into scorching heat. Take this time to make sure your home is prepared for the hotter weather, so your family can stay safe and cool during the summer. If you’re curious about how you can save money on your energy bills while you prepare for the heat, then read on! This blog from your friends here at Falmouth Energy will give you six useful tips for saving money on energy this spring.

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Spring Energy Saving Tips for Homeowners

Tip 1. Get Your A/C Tuned Up

Scheduling a tune-up for your A/C system is just like scheduling maintenance for your heating equipment, and it offers the same benefits, such as decreased likelihood of a breakdown, extended equipment life, and improved performance that will add to your and your family’s comfort. But what most people don’t know is that getting your A/C tuned up will help you save money. A well-maintained system serviced by expert technicians runs far more efficiently, which can ultimately save you money on summer energy bills. Luckily, the team here at Falmouth Energy offers a 15-Point Efficiency Tune-Up as part of our expert A/C Efficiency Service Plan. You can contact us for more information and schedule your tune-up today!

Tip 2. Turn on Bathroom Fans during Showers

Often overlooked, having a bathroom fan turned on while you shower pulls excess heat and humidity from your home, adding to your overall comfort levels. You can also change your shower head to a low-flow model and cut your water consumption in half, saving you even more money in the long run.

Tip 3. Keep Your Curtains Closed

On hotter, sunnier days, it may be incredibly tempting to let a lot of natural light into your home. But you should definitely consider closing your window treatments. The hot sun beaming through your windows can really spike the heat in the room, making your A/C run longer and work harder.

Tip 4. Make Sure Your Ceiling Fans Are On

If you have your A/C running, you probably don’t think you need to bother turning on a ceiling fan. However, if you run both at once, your thermostat can go up by four degrees without you noticing any impact on your comfort. Make sure to turn off the fan when you leave the room to save money on energy, though!

Tip 5. Seal Drafts around Your House

Take quick stock of the perimeter of the doors and windows on your house. If you feel a draft coming from any one of your doors or windows, make sure to seal those cracks and air leaks with caulk to keep the sizzling summer air from coming in and keep your cold air from going out! Doing this alone can save you up to 20 percent on energy expenses in some cases.

Tip 6. Cook outside More Often

Who doesn’t love grilling outdoors? Cooking on an outdoor grill is an essential part of any great summer. Not only is grilling a healthy way to cook your food, but it can also help you save money on energy costs. Using your oven to cook can throw off extra heat, causing your air conditioning system to work harder on hotter days.

If you live in the Cape Cod area and want to schedule a tune-up for your A/C so you can start saving money on energy, then be sure to contact Falmouth Energy today!