Saving energy is saving money, and at Middleton, we’re committed to helping you do just that. As temperatures continue to rise outdoors, it’s important to focus on small habits you can form that will help you avoid high spring and summer utility bills.
Stick With a Comfortable Temperature
Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature, and leave it. Constantly changing your thermostat to be a few degrees cooler will likely have a minimal impact on your comfort, yet lead to an increased electric bill. Use a fan if you need to cool off after a jog or exercise routine, but be sure to unplug it when it’s no longer in use to save energy.
Doors and Windows Should Stay Closed
It’s tempting to open up a few windows on a beautiful spring day, but keep in mind that letting heat indoors will cause your HVAC unit to work harder. If it’s warm enough for your air conditioner to be running, keeping your windows and doors closed is the energy efficient choice. Be sure to seal cracks and air leaks around windows and doors to prevent hot air from making its way inside. Also, as obvious as it may seem, be sure to close the blinds and keep lights turned off when you’re not in any given room.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If your family is out of the house at school and work during the day, a programmable thermostat is an easy way to save energy and money. A programmable thermostat knows your schedule, the temperatures you prefer throughout the day, and to turn itself off while nobody is occupying the house. Middleton offers the Nest Learning Thermostat, which also tracks energy usage and saves homeowners 15% on cooling bills. You can learn more about it on our website by clicking here.
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