There’s no denying. The temperature is rising. Don’t get us wrong. We do not intend to make that rhyme! But reality is here. Summer is coming and there are things you need to do to keep your costs at home low so you can spend you’re extra cash for your most-awaited summer getaways! We’re sure a little reminder won’t hurt.
Make it a monthly habit to clean or replace your air conditioning filters. Doing so will allow cool air to circulate easily inside your home. Besides, ceiling or window fans are still recommendable alternatives for ACs. If we compare fans to ACs, fans use less electricity. Making use of a thermostat to pair with AC usage is also helpful. It conditions the temperature to your desired setpoint.
Drapes, curtains and blinds are there for a reason. To give you shade, that is. More to that they also help limit the temperature rising up while you’re away for a trip or away in the office. Keep them down during the day. Make sure you know which windows in your house are reached by the sun rays. Focus on those areas. Believe us. It will do your bills a favor!
As early as now, you can also start examining your old windows, whether they are still functioning effectively and efficiently based on your practical needs. Double check if the window seals are still tight as new, so cool air cannot break away. For temperature issues like this, vinyl windows are mostly recommended for window replacement. Aside from their remarkable longevity, they are easy to clean and maintain too. Plus, they also help save energy cost!
Start planting trees in your yard! Okay. We know it’s impossible to grow a tree in just a few weeks before summer begins, but in the long run, you can benefit from it. Environmentally speaking, you take side with Mother Nature and you get the shade you need in keeping your house cool in summertime. If you already have trees in your yard, do not make the mistake of cutting them because you think they’re blocking a good view. Trimming would be better.
So those are the little tips we thought would help you big in saving energy costs! Enjoy your summer. Start it right.