Energy Hacks to Use This Summer!
Jul 05, 2017
Written by Ashley Leach

Now that summer has arrived, we’ve decided to round up some energy saving tips you can start using right away! These tips are easy to implement and will make the warmer months even more enjoyable. 

  • Sleep breezy! Once the sun has set, enjoy that summer night breeze by opening your windows. Be sure to turn off your cooling system and let the breeze keep the house cool while you sleep.
  • Ceiling fans please! Opt to use your ceiling fan instead of the A/C unit while in the kitchen. The air flow from the fan will cool you down BUT remember to turn it off once you leave the room. Fans cool people not rooms.
  • Give your A/C unit a check-up! Early summer is the perfect time to make sure your A/C unit to ready for use! Schedule a maintenance check for your equipment.
  • Cook outside! Avoid cooking meals inside on the stove or oven during the summer months. Turning on these appliances can raise the temperature in the kitchen up to 10 degrees… so fire up the grill instead!
  • Seal air leaks! Invest in some caulk this summer. By sealing any gaps or openings in your house, especially around the windows, you will keep the cool air in and the hot air out!

 

Source: https://energy.gov/energysaver/spring-and-summer-energy-saving-tips

 

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.