Use Less Energy and Spend Less Money This Summer
July 10, 2019
Summer is in full swing! Are you worried about wasting energy during the hottest months of the year? No sweat! Ferro Fuel Oil has your back with some simple energy-saving tips that you can use to reduce your summer energy use. After all, when you use less energy, you spend less money. That means you can cash in those savings for summer fun activities instead.
5 Easy Ways to Save Energy All Summer
- Seal Air Leaks
Next time you are doing chores around the house, check doors and windows for drafts. These are common culprits that can let warm air in and precious conditioned air out. Seal any leaks up with weather stripping to prevent this issue.
- Use Your Curtains
Keep window treatments closed during the hottest time of day to prevent the sun from naturally raising the indoor temperature of your home. That way, your central air conditioner or ductless mini-split system won’t have to work as hard to keep your space cool.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
Speaking of keeping things cool, a programmable thermostat is a minor investment that offers major return. Automatically program your thermostat to lower the A/C during times you are out of the house or asleep to use less energy. All you have to do is set it and forget it!
- Sign Up for an AC Service Plan
Skip the stress of an unexpected A/C breakdown on the hottest day of the season. Enrolling in an A/C service plan will help to protect your equipment and your wallet. You’ll benefit from included preventative maintenance and the added protection of parts and labor coverage, emergency service, and special discounts.
- Cook Outside
Grilling is the best part of summer in Pennsylvania and Delaware! Instead of using your stove or oven, prepare family meals on the grill. It’s a healthy and delicious alternative to cooking inside while helping you save on utility bills.
Want to learn about more ways to save energy this season and all year long? Contact your local energy experts at Ferro Fuel Oil today!