How to Save on Your Spring Energy Costs

May 22, 2016
Ross and Witmer

Late spring in Midland, North Carolina, is hit or miss. It’s either really comfortable or really hot. Even though the weather might not know what it’s doing, you shouldn’t have to spend extra on your energy costs to keep comfortable.

Take a look at the different ways to you can save on your spring energy bills without sacrificing comfort.

Open Your Windows

On those nights when the weather is still cool, turn off your air conditioner and open the windows. You’ll save energy without losing the comfort of being cool.

Grill Outside

Not that you need more excuses to pull out the grill, but let the warmer spring days be one of them. You’ll keep your home cooler by not using the stove or oven and use less energy. Plus, you’ll get grilled food for dinner.

Switch Your Fans

Turn on your fans if you’ve had them off for a few weeks. They may have run clockwise during the winter, but it’s time to change directions. Turn them counter-clockwise to push the cool air up into the room and make your air conditioner work less.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

You may have a programmable thermostat, but do you have a smart thermostat? Units like the Carrier Infinity Touch and the Nest thermostat give you complete control over your HVAC system from anywhere. You’ll be able to reset your home’s temperature from your smart phone. Then the air conditioner won’t run unnecessarily, saving you money.

Seal Your Home

Between air leaks, leaky ductwork, and poor ventilation, cool air is constantly escaping, and warm air is coming in. This means your system has to work harder, which increases your energy bills each month. A Home Health Assessment will help you find the problem areas so you can seal your home and spend less money on energy.

Here at Ross & Witmer, we can help you upgrade your thermostat, service your air conditioner, and assess the air leaks and ventilation problems in your home. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call us at 704-392-6188.

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