Energy Saving Tips For Spring And Summerby Siena Jones Blogger | Seo
With the changing temperatures of spring, it is often required to switch on and off several cooling appliances and systems. However, simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm conditions of spring and summer.
Here are some helpful tips from the experts of sustainability consulting professionals in Australia.
Use windows to let in cool air while driving away heat
Dawns and mornings are cool. Thus, make sure to capture this cool air in the morning by opening up the windows and doors. But close them soon after midday. Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through the windows.
Operate your thermostat efficiently
Set your thermostat as high as possible in the summer. The difference between indoor and outdoor must be smaller to ensure that your overall cooling bill is lower. Find out how to operate your thermostat for maximum energy savings. Avoid setting a thermostat at colder setting when you turn on the air conditioner. People often suffer from a misconception that it will cool their home faster. But this step does the opposite resulting in excessive cooling and unnecessary expenses.
Use fans and ventilation strategies to cool your home
If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Install energy rated ceiling fans. Do not forget to switch off all the fans before you leave home. Fans are made to cool people, not rooms. Make sure to install a fan in your bathroom. This will remove the released heat and humidity from your home. Make sure bathroom and kitchen fans are vented towards outside.
Help to keep your cooling system perform efficiently
Regular maintenance is required for your cooling equipment. Avoid placing lamps or television near the air-conditioner or the thermostat. The thermostat senses the heat released from these appliances, therefore causing the air conditioner to run for long.
Don't Heat Your Home with Appliances and Lighting
If it's possible avoid using oven on hot days. Use stove, microwave oven, or grill outside the building at patios or other places. Install lighting that emits low heat. 10% to 15% of the electricity is consumed by incandescent lights which result in increased heat. Always purchase energy rated lights. Try to take advantage of daylight as much as possible. Consider to install solar panels in your building.
These are some really helpful tips for lowering energy bills and making your building energy efficient.
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