Does it feel like you are paying more and more for energy each billing period? The reason is that you likely are! With rates across the country increasing, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to use less energy in their home.
One of the most common users of energy is your climate control system. To help you keep it off for as long as possible, below are some tips to help.
Curtains and Shutters
While it can be lovely to have the sun’s rays shine into your living room while you’re relaxing, it’s also a great way for your home to heat up and cause you discomfort later in the evening.
For this reason, when the sun is at its hottest, be sure that you close any curtains, shutters, and blinds that you have in the home to keep the heat out and the cool air in.
Change Your Clothes
If the cold is an issue and you spend much of your home time in a room that just doesn’t seem to warm up, instead of turning on the heater, check out the Groupon Coupons page for Talbots to pick up some warmer clothing or even a throw-blanket that you can use on the sofa.
Use Your Fans
While they might not disperse cool or warm air, they can be used to change the feel of the air circulating in your home. If you are experiencing warm weather, flip the switch on your fan so that they spin counterclockwise to give the effect of cooler air. Just don’t forget to turn them back when the weather changes.
Speaking of Fans
If your home retains heat, once the hottest time of the day has passed, open up all of the doors and windows you can safely and use as many pedestal fans as you have to move out through the home. Not only is this a good way to renew the air in your home, but if you allow the hot air in your home to become stagnant then it can cause condensation to form, leading to mold and mildew.
Adjust Your Routine
Just because you are home during the day doesn’t mean that you need to complete your chores during this time. For example, swap your washing and drying times so that the washing machine finishes just before you prepare for bed so that you can utilize the clothes dryer without the steam or moisture affecting anybody in your home.
The same tip applies to how you use the kitchen. Try to move any cooking of hot food that you have along with your use of the dishwasher to the morning or the night to when the temperatures are at their lowest.
These are just some of the great ways that you can use to keep the temperatures in your home at a comfortable level without blowing your entire home budget on your energy bills.