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Save More Energy at Home This Summer

Save More Energy at Home This Summer

In fact, you can go longer without relying on artificial light in your home. But that’s just one way to save more energy.

During the summer, you won’t need to keep all of the lights on. In fact, you can go longer without relying on artificial light in your home. But that’s just one way to save more energy. Here are some other ideas for what you can do to reduce your energy consumption.

Your HVAC Systems

Change the curtains and screens you use on your windows before the summer heat takes over. Doing this can help decrease the strain on your residential HVAC system and help you save energy. This is also a fantastic way to let some sunlight in without it making your home too hot. Next, use your ceiling fans instead of relying on the air conditioner. If you’re looking for a project to do outside, planting a shade tree can also make life easier for your HVAC unit. Finally, make sure that your HVAC gets inspected.

Your Lights

Most of the time, even small gestures like turning out the lights when you leave a room or exit the house can help cut down on energy consumption. Use CFL bulbs and see if they make a difference for you or not. Put your lamps on timers so they can turn on and off after nightfall or when you know you’re going to be out of town for a few days. Try changing the lampshades in each room so you don’t have to have as much light on at the same time.

Your Appliances

When you are in the kitchen, try to use the smaller burner on the stove. This is better for the smaller pots and pans that you are bound to use more frequently than the heavier items in your kitchen. On laundry day, set the washer to the cold cycle, and stock the freezer with as much food as you can. It actually takes more power to keep an empty freezer at the right temperature, believe it or not.

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