Most of us in the South Jersey season have waited for the onset of spring all winter long, and since it is finally here we welcome it with open arms. Now, in the midst of getting ready for baseball and warm weather, you can take this time to implement a few simple policies that will help drastically reduce your energy bill in the coming months. Read on to find out what they are!
Replace your air filters
This is such an easy task to do, but it can wind up saving you an incredible amount on your energy bill in the long run. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, just by replacing your air filters you can save up to 15% on energy consumption. In addition, the spring cleaning vibe provides the perfect opportunity to inspect your air conditioner’s evaporator coil, and clean off any dust that may accumulate. It may not seem like much, but just by doing this simple job you can save an incredible amount on energy bills, as every penny adds up.
Clean out your refrigerator
It may not seem like much, but this is an energy saving tip that is often overlooked, but can add up to so much. Out of all the things in your home that uses an incredible amount of energy, your refrigerator is definitely one—just think, it never really turns off. By going in and cleaning out old food, you can maximize the cooling power of the refrigerator, meaning that it has to work less to cool the things. Not only that, but take the time to pull the refrigerator out from the wall, and remove all dirt and dust from the coils underneath, as this will greatly increase efficiency as well.
Sealing cracks is another easy thing to do around the house that will keep the energy costs low, and keep all the spring pests out of your hair. Check your weather stripping around your doors, and check to see if your screens have any holes in them. Replace them if necessary, and reap the benefits of a cooler household all season long, as you will stop the cool air from leaking out and the warm air from leaking in. An task like this may seem a little time intensive, but the reward of reducing your energy costs by 30% is a real enticing offer to do so.
Like with other seasons, saving energy this spring doesn’t have to be a challenge. Stick to these simple tips, and we promise you that you will see a great reduction in your energy bills moving forward.
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