April 26, 2021
It’s been a long, hard, cold winter here in Massachusetts, but spring has finally sprung, and we get to look forward to new greenery and warmer weather. Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the spring and summer seasons before the heat really sets in. You might be wondering what the best ways to save energy this season are, and we’re here to bring you a few tips to make the warmer weather easier on your wallet. Keep reading to learn some of the simplest ways to cut back on energy costs this season.
4 Tips to Save Energy This Spring
1. Get Your A/C Tune-Up
Getting your tune-up for your air conditioner offers plenty of benefits. With a simple tune-up from your local Falmouth technician, you’ll maximize energy efficiency, minimize the risk of a breakdown, and improve your indoor air quality. Getting your tune-up can help lower your summer energy bills by 10%!
2. Turn on Your Ceiling Fan
If your A/C is running, you may not need to turn on your ceiling fan; but did you know if you run both of them together, you can raise the temperature on your thermostat by 4 degrees without impacting your comfort? Just make sure to turn off the fan when you leave the room.
3. Seal Drafts
Run your hands around the perimeter of your doors and windows. If you feel any air leaks, make sure to take care of them with caulk to prevent hot air from coming in and cold air from escaping. Sealing drafts can help you save more than 20% on your annual energy costs.
4. Close Your Curtains
When it’s hot and sunny out, make sure to close your curtains to keep the sun from raising your indoor temperature. While it may be tempting to let in the natural light, you can actually raise the room temperature by 4 degrees by leaving the curtains open and letting in the sun.
Falmouth Energy: Cape Cod’s Energy Experts
We hope these tips help you cut down on energy costs this season. If you have any questions or want to learn more ways to conserve energy this spring, be sure to contact us. Plus, we can assist you with your annual maintenance for your Cape Cod, MA air conditioning system. Get in touch with Falmouth Energy for your A/C tune-up whenever you’re ready.