Although some parts of the country are unfortunately still seeing snow, for most spring has finally sprung! As you begin your spring cleaning chores, this is a great opportunity to discover new ways to help save energy (and money) during the upcoming hot summer months. Many of these strategies are simple, economical and will reduce your energy consumption all season.
Ensure that your electronic devices, like computers, are placed at least a couple feet away from your air conditioner’s thermostat. These devices often produce extra heat that your thermostat can detect, causing the air conditioner to run longer than needed.
Your oven and stove produce a large amount of heat when cooking. Grilling outside, microwaving your meals or using a toaster oven reduces the amount heat produced in your kitchen at dinnertime.