10 Ways to Reduce Your Spring Energy Bills in PA or DE
March 22, 2019
1. Adjust Your Meal Plan
Making colder meals will save you energy in two ways: not having to use your oven or stove, and not having to cool down yourself after eating a hot meal! Plan to have salads, fruits, sandwiches, wraps, etc.
2. Schedule an A/C Tune-Up
Booking an air conditioning tune-up, central or ductless, can save you big on your cooling bills over the summer. Annual A/C maintenance gives you significant annual savings between energy-efficiency boosting and repair circumvention.
3. Fill up Dishwasher & Washing Machine Loads
The more dishes and clothes you fill these appliances with, the less water is needed. Additionally, use cold water in your clothes’ wash or rinse cycle to save on water heating bills.
4. Go High Efficiency
Technology is improving, and our high-efficiency air conditioner models have never run so efficiently! Contact Ferro Fuel Oil for a high-efficiency A/C installation appointment today.
5. Spend Time Outside
Not only is it enjoyable and healthy to be outdoors in the beautiful, sunny days of spring, but you’ll save money on things like television and computer energy costs.
6. Shower at Night
Showering at night can cool you down and allow your hair to dry naturally without the aid of a hairdryer or other electric appliance. Give it a shot!
7. Unplug Phantom Power
If you want to save on “phantom power,” unplug electronics that are on standby, or plug them into a power bar. Turn the power bar on when you need it and off when you don’t!
8. Cook Outside
If you decide to cook a hot meal, use a propane gas stove or other outdoor grill. You’ll keep your house air conditioned while enjoying the classic barbeque flavor of spring and summer.
9. Program Your Thermostat
Adjusting your temperature can save you up to 10% annually on energy! Simply program your thermostat warmer when you’re asleep or away. Aim for 8 hours a day in the “warm” zone.
10. Lose the Comforter
If you set your thermostat to be warmer at night, lose the blankets and simply use a sheet while you’re sleeping. You’ll experience the same home comfort with a lower price tag.