Temperatures are warming up in Colorado but it hasn’t quite hit summer yet. Are you back and forth with whether you want to turn on your air conditioner or open the windows? Our team at E3 Power knows the feeling, one moment the cool breeze coming in is amazing but then the pollen counts are just unbearable. We have a few suggestions about how to better equip your home for the rising temperatures.
1. Open Your Windows
Of course, this seems obvious but it works and on your best days it is really good for you. Of course, if your air conditioner is not running you are going to save money. When multiple windows are open in the home they create an amazing cross breeze effect that makes you feel as if you are at the beach.
2. Utilize Your Ceiling Fans
Using your ceiling fans while your windows are open is a winning combination. If your thermostat is in use your fans are still a great help. You can raise your thermostat by four degrees just by keeping your ceiling fans on. With this option, you can save money and not lose the comfort that you have grown accustomed to.
3. Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
Having your air conditioner serviced is probably the last thing on your mind but it should be the first thing during this season. If you want your air conditioner to run at optimal performance have your air conditioner’s evaporator coil checked once a year. Your air filters will need regular changing once a month. Changing your air filters can save you up to fifteen percent on your bill a month.
4. Consider Window Treatments
Blinds and shades can help during all four seasons and can cut energy cost significantly. Curtains also add a beautiful aesthetic to your home and can be changed to accommodate your style or the season.
5. Use Your Grill
Using your grill is a great way to save energy on days when it’s not too warm outside. You will also get the benefits of sunshine and great food.
6. Take Advantage of Natural Light
During the hours the sun is up, take advantage of the sunlight and turn off the lights. This will save you money on your energy bill and even help to clean the air in your home.
7. Program Your Thermostat
Programming your thermostat to a higher setting on warmer days that you are not home can save you up to ten percent on your bill. Setting your thermostat is always a good idea if you are trying to save money.
8. Use Your Bathroom Fans
Using your bathroom fans not only allows you to use your bathroom mirror after taking a shower but it sucks all the humidity right out of your bathroom. It not only keeps the bathroom comfortable but it helps to keep heat and humidity from spreading throughout the home.
9. Air Seal Your Home
A professional can come to your home and use a machine that helps to find leaks. We offer this service and are happy to help keep money in your pocket.
10. Seal Air Ducts
Air loss via air ducts can cost you an increase of thirty percent. To save money make sure your ducts are sealed and insulated.
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E3 Power specializes in a variety of energy services for homeowners and business owners. If you live in Colorado and need an energy audit, your home air sealed or have questions about other services we offer we would love to hear from you.