Saving Energy in Spring

Saving Energy in Spring

Spring is finally here! Well, it finally feels like spring at least. While you might be thrilled to finally be able to go outside without wearing 12 layers of clothing, you might also be worried about your energy bills. Most homeowners think warmer weather means cranking the AC and getting higher energy bills each month, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Follow these tips for saving energy in your home this spring.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

This can lower your heating and cooling bills by letting you adjust your home’s temperature to be at your exact comfort level. Plus, you can also set it to be off while you’re not home, so you don’t waste energy or money.

Use Sunlight to Your Advantage

Instead of having the lights on, just pull back your curtains, and let the sun shine in. It costs nothing to use natural light to brighten up your home, so take advantage of it.

Use Power Strips to Cut Electric Costs

Phantom energy usage is a real thing, so plug your appliances and electronics into power strips, and turn the strip off when you’re not home or aren’t using the devices. This can save you big money in the long run.

Reduce Your Water Usage

Switching to low-flow showerheads and faucets can save you plenty of money on your water heating bills. Beyond that, little things like cutting your shower time and turning off the faucet while washing your hands can also make big differences.

Have a Technician Inspect Your HVAC Unit

Scheduling regular maintenance can ensure that your unit is running properly and not costing you extra money on your energy bill due to inefficiency.

Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing has been serving the Pittsburgh metro area since 1980 and makes it a priority to provide you with the best home service experience possible. For more information on cutting your energy costs, or for HVAC or plumbing help, call us at (412) 265-2662.