Every season of the year provides unique energy-saving opportunities.
Here are some ideas particularly well suited to spring.
1. Clear the air: Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate.
2. Cook outside: Enjoy the sunshine by using your grill or smoker to add festive flavors to meals.
3. Search and seal: Cracks and spaces let conditioned air slip outdoors. Caulk and weatherstrip to seal leaks.
4. Natural light: Open blinds and curtains and turn off the lights to save energy.
5. Be fan friendly: Use ceiling fans to circulate air and keep cool.
6. Atmospheric adjustment: Remember to adjust your thermostat settings for the warmer months ahead.
7. Tune up: Schedule an appointment with a heating, ventilating and air conditioning technician to identify any potential problems with your system.
8. Peak savings: Plan household chores that require electricity during off-peak hours (when energy demand is low).
9. 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.
10. Move outdoors: Time spent outdoors offers opportunities to turn off lights, TVs, computers and appliances. You’ll be more active, have more fun and save more money.