The warm weather is back, and so am I! First off, I’d like to apologize for my long absence. My goal was to start writing in October, that way I could provide tips and advice through the end of fall and throughout the whole winter, but it didn’t work out that way. I am back just in time for late spring and summer posts, so you can depend on me for those. I left off with cold weather energy saving tips, so I think it’s only fair to start back up with warm weather energy saving tips. Not only will these tips help you to save energy, they may help you save money on your energy bills.
When discomfort comes into play, we tend to look for the easiest way to feel comfort again. This applies to air conditioning for sure. Before you run to the air conditioner on the first hot day, try out these ideas:
Invest in Energy Efficient Fans
Electrical supply stores, such as Valley Lighting, have some great options when it comes to ENERGY STAR products. These fans use less energy than your air conditioner, but can still provide you and your family with a cooling, refreshing breeze.
Line Dry Clothes
If the weather is warm and nice, chances are you plan on going outside anyway. Take this opportunity to line dry your clothes in the yard instead of using the dryer. Doing this a few times is better than not trying it at all, give it a shot!
Reduce Pool Filter Time
Many filters run more than needed to maintain the pool. Reduce it by a couple hours to save this unnecessary energy. If everyone who had a pool did this, we would be saving an exceptional amount of energy every year!
Use Your Outdoor Grill More
See, these tips aren’t so bad. Here’s another tip that suggests you spend more time outside! Using your grill rather than your indoor oven saves your kitchen from heating up an extra 5 to 10 degrees.
These are just a few simple tips, specifically for the warm weather, that can truly make a difference!
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