Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Home

Spring is the season known for rebirth, regrowth and refreshment. It is also associated with “spring cleaning”, from clearing and renewing what you have to sprucing up your space and clearing your energy. With the process of clearing your own energy, comes time to reevaluate your home’s energy system as well. You may reflect on your energy bills and exactly how much you may be spending, using and possibly wasting. If you are unaware of where to begin, here are some energy-saving quick fixes to assist you in saving.

  • Upgrade your appliances.
    • If your appliances seem to be or are outdated, this is one of the best ways to increase your energy savings. If your model is old, it can be consuming up to 50% more energy than modern day units. Newer appliances tend to be an investment at first, but save time, money and the environment in the long run.
  • Use ceiling fans.
    • Ceiling fans tend to cool your home more efficient than not. When you pair your air conditioner with your ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat a few degrees and still keep a comfortable temperature.
  • Ventilate & circulate.
    • When you have your space properly ventilated it contributes to healthy and safe air. It provides quality to your home’s indoor air and will for sure save money on your energy bills. Make sure to also open your windows and recirculate the air in your home. This helps prevent mold and mildew growth and refreshes the oxygen inside.
  • Readjust your thermostat.
    • As the weather starts to shift into cooler seasons and provides cooler weather, you are able to set your thermostat a few degrees higher and still be comfortable. The lower the temperature you set your thermostat to, the more you will pay in energy bills. Also, opting for upgrading your thermostat to a “Smart thermostat” allows you to adjust your home’s temperature anywhere from a smartphone; Invest upfront and save big later.
  • Adjust your water heater.
    • To get the most savings out of your water heater, you can set the temperature at about 120 degrees. This will decrease energy costs without having to take a cold shower! Also, consider opting for a tankless water heater when replacing your water heater.
  • Schedule an HVAC system maintenance. Having an HVAC tune-up gives your HVAC system the maintenance, cleaning and inspecting it needs to perform at its best. During the summer season here in Central Florida, HVAC companies are busier than any other season. When the hot temperatures hit, air conditioners are bound to break and/or need maintenance. Having your HVAC tuned-up now, gives your A/C the help it needs to stay strong all summer long.

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