5 Ways to Save Energy this Spring

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Devine Bros

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Staying comfortable shouldn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Follow these energy saving tips from Devine Bros. to stay cool this spring without breaking the bank.

Reverse your ceiling fans.

Did you know that the direction that your ceiling fan rotates can impact how air circulates throughout your home? Set the blades to rotate counterclockwise during the warmer months – this will force air down into the room, creating a wind chill effect.

Seal air leaks.

Air leaks are common in homes, especially around windows, doors, and any place two edges meet (wall to ceiling, wall to floor, wall to wall, etc.). Seal these leaks with weatherstripping or a caulking gun to keep cool air in your home and more cash in your wallet.

Purchase a programmable thermostat.

Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills all year long. By automatically adjusting the temperature based on your preset preferences, you can use less energy at times of the day when it’s not needed. Click here to learn more about the energy-saving benefits that programmable thermostats offer.

Open your windows.

Spring is a relatively mild season for most places across the country. Use this to your advantage by keeping the windows open when the weather permits. The cross-breeze going through your home is a free way to keep cool.

Tune up your air conditioner.

Having routine maintenance performed on your cooling system is not only a good way to save energy, it can help prevent future breakdowns as well. In fact, many A/C manufacturers will void your warranty if you don’t have your system professionally tuned up every year. Spring is the perfect time to schedule a tune up, before the hot weather hits and HVAC companies enter their busy season.

Schedule an A/C tune up for your Norwalk home with the heating and cooling experts at Devine Bros! For almost 100 years, residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut have trusted us to stay comfortable all year long. Give us a call at (203) 866-4421 to get started.

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