How to Save Energy and Money During Spring Temperature Fluctuations
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, doesn’t warm up right away when spring arrives. The temperatures still fluctuate, making your power bill do the same. If you want to save energy and money this spring, it pays to take a different approach to heating and cooling your home. Read on to learn more.
Don’t Touch the Thermostat
It’s tempting to adjust the thermostat every time you feel a little cool or warm, but don’t do it. Just follow this simple rule: Set it, and forget it. Your HVAC unit uses more energy each time it turns on. Set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, such as 72 degrees, and walk away.
Open the Windows
You can always turn off the HVAC unit once the temperatures become a steady 65 or 70 degrees. If you start to feel warm, open a few windows and turn on the ceiling fan. Opening a window in the front and back of the house will create a nice cross breeze, keeping you cool without raising your power bill.
Seal the Cracks
Air leaks are your enemy in the fight against rising power bills. If you feel drafts from windows and doors, it’s time to seal them. Use caulk and foam sealant to block any cracks and crevices that might let warm or cool air out. As a result, you’ll save energy and money.
Service Your HVAC System
A well-maintained HVAC system runs more efficiently and will save money on your power bills throughout the year. Have a professional inspect your system and give it a tuneup as spring arrives. If there’s a problem with the system, a service technician can spot it right away and fix it before it leads to a bigger issue.
Saving money on your electric bill starts with changing the way you heat and cool your home this spring. By sealing air leaks, opening windows and leaving the thermostat alone, you can adjust the temperature without making your HVAC unit work overtime. Learn more about how Ted’s HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical can help keep your bills low and your home nice and comfortable as the seasons change. Contact us today.
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