Effective Spring Efficiency Tips for Your Wilmington Home
With spring weather coming to Wilmington, this is the best time to think of ways to make your HVAC system more efficient. With a little bit of time and attention now before the cooling season hits in full force, you can ensure that your home’s air conditioner runs as efficiently as possible all summer long. Here are some home efficiency tips for you to consider as you prepare for the coming hot months.
Use the Thermostat Effectively
One of the most important home efficiency tips for you to consider is to learn to use your thermostat effectively. In warm weather, consider increasing the temperature on your thermostat as high as you can while still remaining comfortable. Your goal is to have a small difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures.
Use Fans to Cool Your Home
In the spring where you need just a little additional cooling, consider using fans to move the air and avoid the use of the air conditioner. When it gets warm enough that you need the air conditioner, use a ceiling fan, as this will allow you to raise the temperature as much as four degrees without changing your comfort level.
Use Windows Strategically
Everyone wants to enjoy the fresh air of spring, but you need to use your windows strategically to improve your energy use. When the temperatures in Wilmington dip cooler at night, take advantage of the fact by opening your windows and turning off the HVAC system. Then, when the temperatures start to go up during the day, close the windows early in the day to trap the cool air inside. If you have further questions about home efficiency tips you can use this spring and all year long, Sobieski Services, Inc., is ready to help.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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