Saving energy during the summer takes some planning, but with our handy energy saving tips you can keep cool even during the hottest stretch of the year. There are plenty of ways to save whether you own a home or rent an apartment. And if you’re a business owner already feeling the heat, we’ve got you covered, too. So check out our hot tips:
There’s no better way to keep you and your family cool this summer than by getting your A/C inspected and changing filters on schedule, sealing air leaks around your windows and doors, utilizing LED light bulbs, turning up the thermostat a few degrees and investing in a smart thermometer, just to name a few. Even simple practices like closing your blinds can make a big difference.
Having less space doesn’t always translate to less energy usage. Consider taking energy-saving steps throughout your apartment like running your ceiling fans counterclockwise, getting efficient with your laundry routines, avoiding the oven when cooking and unplugging any devices that aren’t in use.
Operating at peak efficiency while reducing energy use requires strategy and investment, but the payoff will come in your monthly bills. Hire a professional to perform an energy audit, have your HVAC system serviced and change filters monthly, automate temperature settings with a programmable thermostat, increase overall temperature by 1 to 2 degrees and install daylight and motion lighting sensors.